Safety rules in themselves can never prevent accidents

A superbly crafted Firearm is only as good as the hands that hold it. You can never be too careful. Shooting accidents are often caused by careless oversights such as failing to control the direction of the muzzle, keeping your finger off the trigger, failing to fully engage the safety catch if the firearm has one, forgetting or leaving ammunition in the chamber, and the list goes on.

Firearm respect or firearm etiquette is essential for your own safety and everyone around you. The improper use of cartridges also has a dangerous consequence, make sure you understand the required cartridges that will be able to safely fire in your firearm.

These oversights can result in the destruction of life, limb or property. There’s no calling back a bullet once it’s been fired, so it’s critical that you know the principles of safe Firearm handling and storage before you ever take your firearm out to use.

Four safety rules to live by, whether you own firearm or use a firearm for self defense, sport shooting, recreational or hunting.

  • Always point the firearm in a safe direction, if the firearm does fire, it will do so in a safe direction.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
  • Always treat the firearm as if it were loaded, use unloading procedures for that firearm.
  • Always know your target and what is behind that target, identify your target and know where the bullet will end up.

Some of the information on this page was sourced from Wikipedia

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