If I had to sum up just how safe the shooting sports are, I would do it in two words: Very safe!
Walking around in downtown Los Angeles, you are more likely to get hurt either by vehicles or other, two-legged critters. Your chances of getting into accident while driving is higher. Heck, you are more likely to hurt yourself in your own home.
We Run a Cold Range
At any given match, we run a “cold range”. This means the only time you are allowed to handle firearms is when it is your turn to shoot, and only under the direction of the range officer (either the guy with the timer calling out commands (“Make ready. Etc.”) and the guy with the clipboard or electronic scoring device, noting down your time and score). Keep Reading ...
The sun can be brutal over the years! So, protect yourself from its harmful rays! Wear a long-sleeved shirt and a large hat to protect your exposed skin (ears, neck, arms, etc.).
It takes many years but it can be very harmful and deadly if you are not using skin protection against the direct sun light.
I worked 30 years in the sun, with 10+ hours days for Southern California Edison as a lineman, alongside folks like Larry Lane and other good friends. We all got skin cancer and some times pretty bad. I was on a skin surgeon’s operating table for 2+ hours and walked away with 20+ stitches on my face as a result of the doctor removing melanoma from my face!
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Just wanted to quickly remind everyone that the cleanliness of the range depends on you, the shooter! This is a volunteer organization, so that means the only time we have range cleanup days is when we have volunteers going out on their own dime and time to clean up. If you shoot shotguns, please pick up the hulls. It’s okay to leave brass behind though, as someone will always scrounge for them.
We have plenty of steel targets in the pistol bays for your shooting enjoyment. We do realize that from time to time people enjoy watching, say 1-liter soda pop plastic bottles blow up from being shot. That being said, you are welcomed to bring soda cans, plastic
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Sage Shooting Facility is a 501(c) non-profit organization, based in Ridgecrest, CA.