At an outdoor shooting range, make sure:
- The backstop is adequate. The best backstop is a high dirt bank or berm that is free of rocks or stones.
- There is a safety area behind the backstop. The size of the area should equal the actual distance the bullet travels when fired at an angle of elevation of 30 degrees.
- Shooters fire in a northern direction. This direction provides the best light and keeps the sun out of your eyes.