Gun Safety

Gun Safety

Posted by GunShowMags on 14th Jun 2021

What do you need to know about Gun Safety?

Every gun owner or potential new gun owner, should invest their time and learn about Gun Safety. Gun safety rules and practice recommendations are intended to avoid accidental discharge or negligent discharge, or the consequences of firearm malfunctions.

One in three homes with children in America have guns, and many owners neglect to lock them or remove ammunition. Nine children or teens in our country are shot every day in gun accidents – over 3,000 youth every year. By storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition, firearm owners can help reduce the number of children who find guns and accidentally shoot themselves or someone else.

Good Gun Safety practices are always exercised while you’re at the shooting range or anywhere you handle a firearm safety ALWAYS comes first.

What are the Gun Safety Rules?

Here are the top 4 gun safety rules.

The first important rule is to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. A safe direction means a direction in which a bullet cannot possibly strike anyone, or could possibly ricochet, keeping in mind that bullets can hit concrete and penetrate ceilings & walls. The safe direction may be “up” on some occasions or “down” on others, but never at anyone or anything not intended as a target. Even when “dry firing” with an unloaded gun and with the handgun magazine ejected, you should never point the gun at an unsafe target.

The 2 nd most important gun safety rule is that the firearm should be unloaded when not in actual use. All Firearms should be unloaded until ready for use, when you are at the target range or in the field or shooting area. Always keep actions open when not in use. Never assume a gun is unloaded — check for yourself! This is considered a mark of an experienced gun handler!

Don’t rely on your Gun’s Safety is the 3 rd rule. Always treat every gun as though it can fire at any time. The safety on every gun is a mechanical device, that may become inoperable when least expected. Sometimes by mistake, the safety may be off when you think it is on. There is no substitute for common sense, always double or triple check and handle a gun with care. Never place the safety in between positions, half-safe is unsafe. Keep the safety “on” until you are absolutely ready to fire.

4 th Gun Safety Rule, is to be sure of your target and what’s beyond it. Once a gun is fired, you can’t call it back. Don’t shoot until you know exactly wat your shot is going to strike. Being sure that your bullet will not injure anyone or anything beyond the target. Shooting wildly at movement or noise is a disregard for the safety of others. No target is important enough until you know for sure what your target is before you pull, the trigger.

Is Firearm Training a good idea?

Whether you’re a new gun owner or an experienced marksman, training how to use your firearm will ultimately enhance your skills on handling the weapon and safety. There are plenty of resources out there in a neighborhood near you. The best handgun glasses are taught by professional Master Classified shooters. Basic Gun Safety classes for beginners, Home Protection classes, and Advanced Self Defense Classes are available, even Training for Firearm Competition.

With a completed Firearm Class you will feel more secure as a handgun shooter and knowledge to protect your family and yourself if the need arises. At the conclusion of the classes you will also feel more confident as a new gun owner to select a firearm and firearm magazines for purchase and going to the range.

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