As a firearm owner or operator, your primary goal should always be to stay safe, never take shortcuts, and never become complacent. Always point your firearm at another person to make sure it is not loaded. Opening the sliders on the gun and removing the magazine also gives everyone a clear view to see if the firearm is loaded or not.
The primary safety rule is always treat the firearm as if it was loaded. You can push this a bit further by pointing the guns in a safe direction and firing the weapon to make sure there are no more shots.
- It is never acceptable to use a technique where the finger is placed on the trigger guard, or the muzzle is pointed at another person. It may happen that you rotate your wrist so that you have to hold the weapons perfectly vertically.
- Make sure you know how your firearm works. Know how to safely operate the effect of the gun and read the manual for your guns. Use a locking device that does not render the firearms unusable when not in use. When you remove your weapon and return it to the storage, remember to point it in a safe direction and make sure it is discharged. Put your finger on the trigger guard when handling the gun.
- Even if you fall or stumble, make sure you are in control of the direction your muzzle is pointed in. Make sure you know exactly where your muzzle is at all times. Your weapon should be aimed at an unsafe target. Secure your firearm and ammunition and only load them if you are in the field, target area, or shooting range for shooting.
- Remember, too, that firearm safety devices are mechanical devices that can fail. No matter how much knowledge you know about guns, take the time to learn how to handle a new or unknown firearm. Know how to operate and remove the ammunition from the weapon safely. Never assume that you can operate one that resembles another of your weapons.
The safeguards that everyone should follow when using a firearm to ensure their own and the safety of others are simple. Although there are many rules governing firearms safety, these three are of the utmost importance and should be followed. The reason they are so important is that damage can occur without directing the firearm in a safe direction. Common sense dictates a more harmless direction, depending on the situation and location.…