Building a Trauma Kit for the Gun Range and Shooting Sports

Building a Trauma Kit for the Gun Range and Shooting Sports

I started to scan the room. Where was the trauma kit? Was there a tourniquet, how would I apply a chest dressing and if I needed to could I do it correctly?

I was standing in my first tactical training when the instructor started going over the emergency plan. Who was going to take lead? Who was designated to call 911, the second person designated. The importance of stressing a “training exercise” over a “shooting.” It was then that the importance of having a medical kit for the gun range and shooting sports really began to sink in.

Three important things to remember:

  1. An accident can happen.
  2. The right supplies can be the difference between life and death.
  3. We are all first responders at the range and out in the field.

So what goes in a kit?

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Trigger Discipline – The Most Important Gun Safety Habit?

Trigger Discipline – The Most Important Gun Safety Habit?

If you have spent any time at a gun range, around gun experts or taken a course about guns then you probably have been told about trigger discipline.

There are many very important rules to follow. Don’t point your gun at anyone or anything you don’t want to shoot, all guns should be treated like they’re loaded and pointed in a safe direction, know your target and what’s behind it and keep your finger off of the trigger until you are on your target. (1)

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