Gun Guidelines

  • Treat all guns as loaded. Any time you handle a weapon/gun, don't assume it's not loaded; check it and confirm it.
  • Do not point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to shoot, injure or damage. People constantly violate this rule because they think the gun isn't loaded.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger. Until your weapon is on target, your finger should not be on the trigger.
  • Don't shoot anything you can't positively identify. Friendly fire can be a real problem.
  • Know what is behind your target. Know what will stop your bullet if you should miss your target or the bullet goes through your target. Situational awareness is key.
  • Do not horseplay with a gun in your hands. People need to show discipline and give a lethal weapon the proper respect.
-- Tech. Sgt. Charles E. Thompson
342nd Training Squadron armory NCOIC