Rules for safe airgunning

Airguns are not toys.

Here at Beeman, we want you to have a good time with your airgun. But, more important, we want you to be safe. Airguns should be treated with the same respect as you would with any firearm. Failure to use caution with your airgun may result in serious injury or even death.

You must ALWAYS follow the rules of safe gun handling. Always be aware of your surroundings, and those people around you.

ALWAYS treat an airgun as if it were loaded.

ALWAYS aim an airgun in a safe direction and ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

ALWAYS keep an airgun “on safe” until you are ready to shoot.

ALWAYS wear shooting glasses and make sure those with you wear them too.

ALWAYS use the proper caliber ammunition and NEVER reuse ammunition.

ALWAYS be sure of your target and ALWAYS be sure your target has a safe backstop.

ALWAYS place your backstop in a location that will be safe should the backstop fail.

ALWAYS check to see if an airgun is “on safe” and unloaded when getting it from another person or from storage.

ALWAYS read and follow the owner’s manual and all instructions and know how the airgun works before using it.

ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard until you are aiming at your target and are ready to shoot.

ALWAYS store an airgun in a safe place so that it cannot be used by anyone who is unauthorized to use it.

NEVER point an airgun at any person.

NEVER load an airgun until you are ready to shoot.

NEVER point an airgun at anything you do not intend to shoot.

NEVER shoot at hard surfaces, water, or anything that could cause a ricochet.

NEVER put an airgun away loaded.

You must also follow all state and local laws about the purchase, ownership, and use of airguns. Most airguns are intended for use by those only of certain age, therefore, adult supervision is required.

And remember, misuse or careless use of airguns may cause serious injury or death.

Be safe, have fun, and happy airgunning.

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