Safe Shooting Backstops

safe shooting backstops

When planning your home defense it is critical to plan safe shooting backstops. Remember the rules of gun safety and especially Rule 4 – Be Sure of Your Target:

Know what it is, what is in line with it, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything you have not positively identified. Be aware of your surroundings, whether on the range or in a fight. Do not assume anything. Know what you are doing.

The absolute last thing you want to do is to have a stray round hit an innocent. Even if you hit your target you could have the round go through and potentially hit someone behind the target.

We found a great video on how to plan and build safe shooting backstops to protect sensitive areas of your home.

Take a look at the video and let us know what you think in the comments.

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  1. This is precisely why I am 1) glad to live in a poured-concrete and brick walled house, 2) if/when I build my own house, it’s going to also be poured-concrete construction. Sure, I will heed my backstops so I don’t kill anyone else in my house or the bullet doesn’t go out a window, but that’s yet another reason (aside from HVAC savings) I’m going poured concrete.

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