DEFINITION AND RULES OF A SHOOTING STAND
A shooting range is a space designed to shoot safely with a firearm or airgun, usually on targets, for training in the case of the armed forces and the police, or as a hobby in the case sports shooting.
Shooting ranges can be covered or outdoors, and they are sometimes limited to a certain type of weapon.
The risk of injury (by recoil or sound impulse, rebound or ricochet of bullets or accidental fire towards another shooter), it must be limited by the respect of the measures of security and an adequate design of the shooting range.
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RULES AND GOOD PRACTICES TO WATCH IN A SHOOTING STAND
The handling of weapons is strictly forbidden in the outbuildings of a club, and must be carried out at the firing point, the barrel of the weapon always directed towards the butt of fire. the shooter must always be sure of his target and aware of its environment; The index is on the trigger after the target is aiming. The cleaning of the weapons is done on the table provided for this purpose, facing the wall. Never direct the weapon towards anything other than a training target, let alone a third person, even if the weapon is empty of cartridges (For safety, any weapon is considered potentially charged in this context) The weapons locked in their carrying case must be de-fueled with their ammunition and equipped with a safety device preventing the use of the weapon in the immediacy.
The new Weapons and Ammunition Regulations require any holder of a weapon (s), in sport, to be able to present his valid permit for detention, as well as the license of the French Shooting Federation. of the current sports season referred by a doctor, when transporting his weapon from his home to the shooting club and vice versa. Moreover, the transport of weapons obeys strict security rules: the weapon must not be loaded, it must be neutralized either by a bolt lock or partially disassembled, ammunition must not be in the same container (briefcase , sports bag ...) as the weapon.