Part of designing range safety behaviors means creating rules guiding firearm transportation around the facility in a proper and safe manner. To achieve this, each gun range or gun store will elaborate on the foundational rules of gun safety: assume all firearms are always loaded, keep fingers off the trigger until ready to shoot, never let the muzzle cover anything that you do not wish to destroy, and be aware of your target and the things or objects located behind the target. Most range rules will focus on how to accomplish one or more of the cornerstone rules of firearm safety. When transporting a firearm at an indoor gun range, keeping the firearm inside of a case, bag, or holster until reaching the designated shooting area satisfies several rules of gun safety. And once within the stall, the firearm is to remain there until it’s time to pack it up.
While a firearm remains in a bag, case, or holster, it is quite difficult to place a finger on the trigger – satisfying the first foundational rule of firearm safety at and indoor range. And designating the shooting stall as the only place to remove, handle, or touch a firearm satisfies the cornerstone gun rule of maintaining a safe direction at all times. However, because gun safety is something that should be practiced regardless of the environment, being mindful at the house while preparing your range bag is just as important as being mindful of safety at the range.
Family Armory range rules state:
Firearms not inside a range bag or case or holster must remain within the shooting stall.