Shooting While Pregnant: Is It Safe?

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied/assisted at all times by a parent or guardian. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to shoot on the range without a parent or guardian. Must be 21 years old to rent a handgun or purchase handgun ammunition. microsoft pitchbook 50m series If pregnant, we discourage the use of the shooting ranges due to the loud environment and concussion produced by live-fire. Our ranges do have observation windows for those not participating on the shooting range. So you made it past the first 3 months?

Do not move a firearm from one booth to another unless it is unloaded and cased. Firearms are to remain pointed downrange while on the range. Guests must be 12 years of age or older to shoot on the range. Guests under the age of 18 are allowed on the range with a parent or guardian.

Words of advice, don’t push yourself too hard. If you had plans to go hunting and you just can’t make yourself go, stay home and rest. I was working right up until my daughter was born. If you decide to put off shooting until after Junior’s arrival, you can keep your fundamentals sharp with some off-the-range dry fire practice. Start with our article on Safe and Effective Dry Fire Training at Home.

I would imagine those are the main reasons it isn’t recommended. I had never really considered this being an issue, until my boss told me today that I can’t go shooting with the other employees next month, because I’m pregnant. It’s an outdoor range, so I wouldn’t think any lead inhalation would be a big risk… Is the noise of gunfire a problem to babies in utero?

Children under the age of 18, if shooting a long gun, or under 21 if shooting a handgun, must be accompanied by their parent or guardian and supervised at all times. Temporary guardian form available here. Lead exposure can cause serious health problems and lead is particularly hazardous to infants, children, and pregnant women. Lead particles can also settle on the skin of a person’s hands and body or be transferred to the skin when a person handles ammunition particularly during reloading, cleaning the gun or firing the gun. You can ingest lead from your hands if you don’t wash them before drinking, eating, smoking or preparing food. While it’s hard to trust your baby to someone else’s care, cleaning your weapon can expose you to more lead than shooting.

Obviously, shooting in self-defense if needed wouldbe recommended, but shooting on regular basis during pregnancywould just increase the risks to both mother and child. Gila Hayes of the FirearmsAcademy of Seattle does not allow pregnant women on the range,even as visitors. From what I have read is that indoor ranges are bad.

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