Adam Vinatieri’s Second Annual Clays 4 Charity Shoot
Event Safety Information
The first consideration in shooting a round of sporting clays is always safety, and it starts as soon as you start to remove your shotgun from your vehicle. Make sure your gun is not loaded by opening the breech, and look down the barrel to check for obstructions. Keep the breech open to let everyone see that it is safe; if you have a over/under or side-by-side, carry it broken open with the muzzle down or up in the air.
At all times, treat the gun as if it is loaded.
Make sure to use the proper ammo, both the proper gauge and the proper shell for what you’re shooting. You should ask the gun club management what is appropriate there.
Never put a shotshell into your gun until you are on a shooting station, it is your turn, and you are in the box, ready to shoot.
If there is a malfunction or the gun does not fire, continue pointing the gun safely downrange. Then unload ir or ask for assistance. The problem may be due to faulty ammo or a mechanical failure of the gun. If at any time a shot sounds light or different, stop immediately, unload, and check your barrel to make sure the wad has cleared and there are no obstructions.
Never move off a station until your gun is open and safe.
Eye and ear protection are necessary any time you’re on a sporting clays course.