Hunting is our business. The Sargent Sniper Rest was developed with hunters in mind. It allows the hunter to remain focused on the target with a steady hand. The SSR’s adaptability to an array of shots and positions makes it highly sought after within the hunting market. We stand by our product 100%, and we know that owning and using the SSR will enhance any hunter’s ability to make that crucial shot when the opportunity arises.
That being said, we feel a responsibility to educate our customers on gun safety. Knowledge is power. Unfortunately, there are too many horrible, and even fatal, gun accidents that occur, particularly in the United States. We believe that if more people who handled guns (including hunters) were better educated on gun safety, the number of gun-related accidents would be reduced significantly. Whether you are a seasoned hunter or a beginner, we feel that these tips are extremely important to learn for the first time or as a refresher for the experienced:
Keep the Gun Pointed in a Safe Direction
This means having the gun directed to an area that would not cause harm even if
gun were to go off unexpectedly. Never point your gun at something unless you
intend to shoot it.
Always Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger Until Ready for a Shot
There is no need to have your finger on the trigger until you intend to shoot. The
risk of an accidental shot is nearly eliminated when this rule is followed.
Keep Your Gun Unloaded When Not In Use
There is no necessity for a loaded gun that is not being used. Even still, treat an
unloaded firearm as if it were loaded.
Know Your Target and What Is Beyond
Always evaluate your target and the surrounding areas. Before pulling the trigger,
be sure there will be no collateral damage.
Familiarize Yourself with Your Gun
Know how your gun works, its parts, their purpose, and how to maintain it
properly (including regular cleanings) so that it will consistently perform at
an optimal and safe capacity.
Wear Proper Eye and Ear Protection
You don’t have to be shot to have a gun-related accident. Protect yourself as
much as possible.
Keep Your Guns Properly Stored
Make sure that unauthorized people do not have access to your guns. Also, store
Never Operate a Gun Under the Influence of Harmful Substances
Abstain from alcohol consumption, prescription drugs, over-the-counter
medication, and illegal substances while operating a gun. Mixing the two is a
recipe for disaster.
We want you to enjoy yourself on your hunts, and a major part of that is being smart. Familiarize yourself with these gun safety tips so that hunting will always be a safe and enjoyable experience.