Four Rifle Range Safety Rules at Marine Corps Bootcamp Recruit Training MCRD

Rifle Safety Rules
  —Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Schubert, 2015.

A Combat Marksmanship Instructor, or CMI, teaches recruits the fundamentals of weapons safety with their M-16A2 service rifle.

During Firing Week, which is the second week of marksmanship training, recruits hear the four rifle range safety rules several times each day. Recruits will hear these safety rules frequently for the rest of their time in the Marine Corps and many Marines remember them for the rest of their life.

The four rifle range safety rules are:

  • Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.

  • Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you intend to fire.

  • Never point your weapon at anything you don't intend to shoot.

  • Keep your weapon on safe until you intend to fire.

Above information found on the Parris Island web site, September, 2009.

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