Communication to Other Shooters
When communicating with other shooters, remember the following.
- Always be polite and respectful.
- Speak in a clear voice, and listen carefully.
- There should not be any surprises at the range whether supervised or not. Make sure those on the range are aware of what you are doing and when it is important to maintain safety on the range.
- Make sure those in the neighboring shooting lanes have had time to put on their safety equipment even if the range has been declared hot.
- Take your time when shooting, and be cautious of what others are doing around you.
- While at the range shooting area, you should be wearing ear protection, otherwise your ability to hear may be impaired. Be sure to continue to look around yourself to see what is happening. Do not interrupt other shooters or observers at other stations while the range is “hot”. They are concentrating on being safe shooters. When the range goes “cold,” you can remove your hearing protection, and talk with others at your station or other stations at a respectable volume.
- Busy ranges may require a rotation or a waiting list. If people are waiting to use the range, be courteous by limiting your number of shots and allow others to rotate in. If someone disagrees, do not argue or confront them.