How to safely carry the rifle?

The shotgun can be dangerous if misused. To avoid accidents, it is mandatory to know some safety rules.

First of all, read the manual supplied with the rifle. Basic and sometimes annoying, the instruction manual still teaches you to use the safety of the weapon.

The main safety rule

The air rifle should always be considered loaded and should never be pointed at yourself or another person. Keep the barrel down and place your finger on the trigger only in the firing position.

The firing zone

If you decide to shoot in your garden, you must imperatively install a secured area. First, be interested in the angle of fire and the possibility of a lost ball. Above all, do not pull against a hedge or canisses. Put yourself in front of a mound of earth that can stop your pellets. Beware of water! Just like the wall, it has the ability to ricochet the pellets. When installing the target, also ensure that no one can cross the line of fire.

security zone rifle

To be sure to shoot safely and avoid accidents, the easiest way is to register in a shooting club certified by the French Shooting Federation.

The transport of the lead rifle

Very restrictive with regard to the transport of weapons, the French legislation authorizes it only if you have a legitimate reason. In order to pass the rifle between the home and the shooting range, it is necessary to have a license issued by the French Shooting Federation. Take your valid shooting license, your detention authorization and your invoice for each trip. Before transporting it, it must be disassembled or equipped with a system to make its immediate use impossible. Of course, it must also be placed in a case or briefcase. Ammunition should be stored separately.


To conclude, it is better to have a rifle adapted to your needs than a cheap shotgun (in the literal sense of the term), think well when choosing your future rifle.