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What You Need to Know About Firearm Training.

Why it is important to get firearms training. The first reason is safety, the second is education, and the third is learning the fundamentals. Every day, we are bombarded with misinformation both intentional and unintentional. For the average person, it’s hard to know what the facts are, based on news, television, movies and social media. It can be difficult to see through the hurricane of information. Very rarely is the focus on the training of licensed firearms owners. Firearms training regulations do not exist to date in the Bahamas. At this time, you can simply apply for a firearm, and hope you get approved.

A firearm is only as good as the training of its owner. The challenge is , in the Bahamas there hasn't been a reliable resource for shooting and training. But it up the YOU the licensed firearm owner to take charge of you and your family’s safety and get the basic knowledge and skills to safely handle or store firearms. You've already made the investment to purchase the firearm, now invest in yourself to get properly trained. 

While firearms are perfectly safe when handled with proper care, attention, and education, they can obviously pose a danger to those using them and anyone around them if mishandled and untrained.  

The reason firearms training is so important for your safety is because most firearms accidents are actually caused by not following basic firearm safety rules. When these basic rules aren’t followed and mistakes happen, serious injury and even death can occur. It’s extremely important that anyone that will handle firearms is properly trained with how to treat, handle, store and care for firearms properly.

NFA Top 5 Basic Safety Rules.

While there are many rules and firearms knowledge, these are our top (5) five. 

  1. Treat ALL firearms as if they are loaded.

Many accidents involving firearm-related injuries and deaths have the same cause: the person didn’t think the firearm was loaded. The fact of the matter is, these are preventable instances. Whenever you have a gun, be aware that they are dangerous and can cause injury. No matter how sure you think you are that a gun isn’t loaded, it could still be a potential danger and should be treated as such. Never point or play with guns. Instead, always treat guns as if they are always loaded.

2. Safe Direction - Never point a firearm towards anything you are not intending to shoot.

Why Firearms Training is Important for Your Safety?


Never point a firearm at anything thing, target, animal, person, or object unless you are planning to shoot it. While this may seem extreme, given the nature of a firearm, you should never aim a firearm at anything you are not willing to kill or destroy. Even if a firearm isn’t loaded or has the safety on, you should never point it at another person unless you are actually intending to fire it.


3. ALWAYS Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot

4. ALWAYS Keep firearms Unloaded Until Ready To Use

If firearm is not used as a home or property defense, job function or any other reason that may require emergency use, firearms should be unloaded until ready to be used. 


5. Know how to use the firearm safely.

Respect and Responsibility

More than anything, proper firearm training will ensure that you understand and appreciate proper respect around firearms and practice responsible use and care. By instilling basic rules and values about firearm ownership and handling, you will ensure that your firearms are as safe as possible, not only for you but everyone around you!

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