Firearms and Shooting Sports. MN. Department of Natural Resources : Sponsor firearm safety education with the purpose of training responsible, safe and knowledgeable hunters . Manage wildlife, enforce hunting laws. Sport Shooting Injury Stats. Firearm Safety.
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Firearms and Shooting Sports
MN. Department of Natural Resources:
Main outcome of Firearm Safety is to prevent firearm and hunting accidents and to ensure the future of hunting and shooting sports through the compliances with laws, regulations and ethics. (Accident data!)
American Sportsmen donate time and money to ensure habitat is available for wildlife.
TIP: “Turn in Poachers” Cash rewards for tips leading to an arrest of bad guys. (800) 652 - 9093.
Guns played a big role in United States of America:
First powder: Chinese (fireworks)Black powder: Burn rate very high (aka highly explosive)Smokeless powder - burn rates vary
4 Locks: The mechanism that discharges a firearm)
4. Percussion cap………..………….
this one measured in caliber
Shot pellets vary according to size and composition. Lead shot is heavier than steel shot. Lead shot has an alloy added “antimony” to increase hardness. Harder shot pellets (magnum shot) deform less and stay on course for good patterns.
Patternsdf: The spread of the shot after it leaves the barrel
-Single pellet energy at any given range is virtually the same regardless of the gauge or choke of the gun-Long barrel length of guns provides a longer sighting plane. Best for longer range shots.
Three Basic Rules for Firearm Safety:
1. Treat all guns as if they were loaded.
2. Control your muzzle
3. Be sure of you target and beyond.
* Know all 10 commandments.
Two Handed or “Ready” Carry
‘Pointing’ vs ‘Aiming’ a gunIn shot gunning you point the barrel at your target. Leaving both eyes open with proper dominant eye gives you better depth of field and ability to see target otherwise hidden by the barrel.
Types of leading:
Swing through - start behind/ pull ahead
Sustained lead - stay ahead
Snap shooting –stationary barrel
-16 Yard Singles
-16 Yard Doubles
-5 Shot Stations
-22o Rotation From Center
-Target Leaves House
at 45-55 mph
-Shot Fall Area = 300 yards
Let’s see a bird!
(Marked with an ‘X’ on score sheet)
(Marked with an ‘O’ on score sheet)
(Either a no target is released or target is broken when leaving the trap house)
(After station is complete.)
(Entire round is over)
Gun Barrel: 1” wide = 1ft. at 36 yards
1) First 25 in Outdoor Adventures Class
2) First Girl > 21