This is only my second blog post and you all don't know me too well yet. Here is a crash course in Amber, I love shooting, I love shoes, I love to cook, I am opinionated and I have a big mouth.
Today I want to talk about something that REALLY drives me crazy at the range. Just one since you may be able to figure out I have a few pet peeves. First and foremost, is the importance of dressing yourself and especially your kids appropriately for the range. Of course, I'm not telling people how to parent, I just wonder if parents believe white heeled sandals and a tutu are the most appropriate attire for BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land or especially at a BLM range. I live in Southern California, so that's where we go, no not all ranges are BLM land, but they're all the same concept, so stick with me here.
We all want to stay safe and that comes from thinking big picture not just the 4 safety rules. I will tell you from youthful idiocy (mainly not listening to my own parents at about 16) hot brass down your tank top does NOT feel good. Here are mommas rules for dressing for the range:
1) Flat closed toe shoes (boots or tennis shoes)
2) High collard shirt. I am in southern CA so it gets pretty warm here. If it's a tank top day maybe bring a button down with you that you can throw on while shooting
3) Hair Should be up or out of your face. The last thing you want as you are pulling the trigger is your hair flying in your face so you lose sight of your target.
4) Pants. I am guilty of breaking this one and worse letting my girls break this one but it really is safer to keep as covered as possible because as we cover hit brass hurts!
5) Most importantly safety! Eyes and ears that fit! I know it's hard to find ears that fit our kids so here is a place that is great. http://www.earplugstore.com/ear-muffs-for-children.html
These are my rules for dressing for the range. Do you have others or anything else that drives you nuts at the range? Getting our kids ready is not always an easy battle but keeping them safe is always worth it. Stay safe and stay armed.
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