If you are someone who owns a pistol or is planning to take an HQL course and purchase one down the road, there are several things you should understand about first aid to keep yourself and everyone around you safe. In this blog, we outline the most crucial first aid tips for pistol owners!

Selecting Your First Aid Gear

If you are assembling your own first aid kit for the range, at home or even your car, a tourniquet is one of the essentials that you should definitely pack. The gold standard tourniquet choice that we recommend is the CAT tourniquet because it’s widely used and one of the easiest to use. In addition, you’ll also want to pack rolled gauze, a pair of gloves, trauma shears, and an emergency blanket, at the very least. Of course, don’t forget about basic bandages as well. That list of items got long rather quickly, but these are all items with unique applications that could genuinely help you save a life.

If you’d rather leave the first aid kit creation to the experts to be sure you’re fully outfitted for rapid emergency responses, head to our store to grab your own prepacked first aid kit.

Be Prepared to Administer Self Aid

If an encounter ramps up to the point that shots are fired, and you are wounded, administering self-care could save your life. Help won’t always be there for you, and even the fastest emergency service responses aren’t always quick enough when severe bleeding is taking place. As such, it’s worth having an understanding of using a tourniquet, applying pressure and packing your own wounds rapidly. Ultimately, you would already be in severe pain if you had to administer this type of care. Still, a combination of adrenaline and rehearsal may be enough to keep yourself safe until help arrives.

Expert Pistol and First Aid Training from Soteria Training Academy

Soteria Training Academy provides expert pistol training with an emphasis on safety. Whether you’re a beginner in the world of firearms or already have a wealth of experience, we look forward to helping your shooting skills and your safety skills. Contact us today by visiting our website, or call us at (410) 216-3176 to learn more.