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At an outdoor shooting range, make sure:

  • The backstop is adequate. The best backstop is a high dirt bank or berm that is free of rocks or stones.
  • There is a safety area behind the backstop. The size of the area should equal the actual distance the bullet travels when fired at an angle of elevation of 30 degrees.
  • Shooters fire in a northern direction. This direction provides the best light and keeps the sun out of your eyes.
Aiming a handgun at a shooting range