Guidelines for safety during weapon demonstrations:
- Approach and leave the demonstration area carrying the weapon in a safe and military fashion.
- Have all the equipment needed for the demonstration and do not encumber yourself with superfluous equipment.
- Visitors are kept at a safe distance but can see and hear without shoving.
- Weapon is always pointed down range and never towards a visitor or other individual.
- At no time are there any parts of the demonstrator's body placed in a hazardous position in relation to the weapon.
- In the event of a misfire, wait ten seconds before attempting to reprime.
- Treat every weapon with the respect due a loaded gun. Avoid all horseplay with a firearm.
The information on this page came from the NPS Blackpowder Manual.