FireArm Overload is dedicated to safety


It’s your Responsibility !

The real deal. I have been action shooting for 15 years. I have never been shot. I have run shooters in the maze (RO) and I can tell you things beginners do that are not SAFE.  In every sport, beginners do the same Wrong things. PROPER VOICE, and PERSONAL Instruction before and after a  stage will reinforce PROPER Gun handling.


Reloads – Beginners tend to point a barrel to the left or right.

Not Good if Square,  perpendicular  to BERM and on a line with fellow shooters. 

NOT Good with 3D berms ie. If a shooter is shooting targets on left or right berm, and they point barrel left or right the barrel can be facing up range breaking the 180 rule. 

IF YOUR NEW WE WILL YELL MUZZLE, Break the rule again DQ   Seasoned -DQ

Your barrel, to be safe and fast needs to be pointing into a BERM.

WHERE is the TRIGGER FINGER. NOT on the trigger during RELOADS or when Not Shooting at a TARGET.

NOT like you see on TV, MOVIES etc.

IF YOUR NEW WE WILL YELL FINGER, Break the rule again DQ   Seasoned -DQ

Skill drills for these issues is dry firing and practice reloads with dummy rounds

SAFETY FIRST – when you are dead you don’t get a second chance!!!

Welcome,  When parents/ guardians ask me about firearm safety for children, I try and give them multiple sources for guidance. My daughter and now grandson have been taught based on their level and retrained as they mature. Even with training, locking securely is included.

Training needs to go beyond the usual and add mental health as they mature.

People who do not own firearms tend not to talk with their children about firearms. These videos offer everyone a way to start the conversation.

Few Favorites:
The number one gun accident prevention program for children, Eddie Eagle GunSafe®, has taught over 28 million children how to stay safe if they ever find a gun.

Safety Videos

Firearms Safety & Range Etiquette DVD

McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety (grades K-6)
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PDF downloads: Teacher’s Guide   | Safety Pledge   | Brochure 
It’s Your Call: Playing It Safe Around Guns (grades 6-9)
 View Online  PDF downloads: Teacher’s Guide   | Safety Pledge   | Brochure 
Firearms Safety Depends On You (general audience)
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Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette (general audience)
 View Online  MD Hunter Safety Course online

The U.S. Army produces many training guide / manuals.

This link is for the M9 9mm Handgun (2005)

 U.S.ARMY FM3 23.35