SafeShoot Poised to Make a Difference in Gun Safety
Technology can save lives. SafeShoot is using technology to provide an additional option in the pursuit of keeping hunters safe beyond the traditional Ten Commandments of Shooting Safety. We have long known that proper training and education saves lives. SafeShoot has developed a technological device focused on keeping guns pointed away from other hunters, participants and hunting dogs. Could such a device keep hunters safe?
The SafeShoot system was founded by a team of hunting professionals with the help of Israeli military specialists. Together they worked on a method to alert hunters when a friendly is in the line of fire. Whether using a shotgun, a rifle, a muzzleloader, a crossbow or a compound bow, the SafeShoot is there to ensure you keep your weapon pointed in a safe direction.
Imagine hunting in a canyon and you are unsure of the location of your hunting partners. Suddenly you see a deer down in the canyon. You pull up your rifle and your SafeShoot system alerts you that your rifle is pointed in the proximity of your unseen hunting partners. This alert provides you with a lifesaving opportunity to pull up your rifle and wait for a safer shot.
Sadly, accidental shootings happen every year in hunting. The SafeShoot system works for hunters, hunting dogs, and non-hunting partners in the field. The system uses RF communication, MEMS sensors and GPS along with a proprietary algorithm to alert the shooter when a weapon is pointed in an unsafe direction. The SafeShoot system allows individuals a better chance to make the right choice in the field. A system like this with devices attached to quail and upland hunting dogs, hunters and non-hunting partners can make all of the difference in the world.
The team at SafeShoot offers two devices: the Shooter and the Dog Defender. The Shooter device is intended for the armed party member. It easily attaches to most firearms used for hunting. The Dog Defender is made for canine companions. A hunting dog will wear a SafeShoot harness which links with the hunter’s Shooter device to keep man’s best friend safe and sound.
SafeShoot products are available now for preorder. Visit www.safe-shoot.com/preorder for more information on these products.
We believe the team at SafeShoot is on to something serious. Until then, we leave you with the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety to refresh your memory. Stay safe this season.
The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety in order of importance:
Watch that muzzle. – Keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times.
Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded gun. – It might be loaded, even if you think it isn’t.
Be sure of the target and what is in front of it and beyond it. – Know the identifying features of the game you hunt. Make sure you have an adequate backdrop – don’t shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.
Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot. – This is the best way to prevent an accidental discharge.
Check your barrel and ammunition. – Make sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions, and carry only the proper ammunition for your firearm.
Unload firearms when not in use. – Leave actions open, and carry firearms in cases and unloaded to and from the shooting area.
Point a firearm only at something you intend to shoot. – Avoid all horseplay with a gun.
Don’t run, jump, or climb with a loaded firearm. – Unload a firearm before you climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch. Pull a firearm toward you by the butt, not the muzzle.
Store firearms and ammunition separately and safely. – Store each in secured locations beyond the reach of children and careless adults.
Avoid alcoholic beverages before and during shooting. Also avoid mind- or behavior-altering medicines or drugs.