You and others with you shold always wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes.
Always aim your air rifle in a SAFE DIRECTION. When you are sure of your target and backstop, and the area around the target is clear, cock the air rifle, take the air rifle "Off Safe," cock the bolt, and pull the trigger to fire.
Do not shoot at hard surfaces or at the surface of water. The pellet may bounce off or ricochet and hit someone or something you had not intended to hit.
Always choose your target carefully. It is best to shoot at paper bullseye targets which are attached to a safe backstop such as the Crosman 850 Target Trap. A heavey blanket should be hung behind the Target Trap to prevent ricochet should you miss the backstop.
Your backstop should be checked for wear before and after each use. Replace your backstop if the surface is worn or damaged or if a ricochet occurs.
Your air rifle is designed for target shooting and is suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Alwasy remeber to place your target carefully. Think about what you will hit if you miss the target.