If there is one thing that the staff here at Great American Outdoors is all about, it’s GUN SAFETY. Cutting corners and being careless when handling a firearm is NO JOKE and if you’re not careful, the consequenses could be dire and you could either cause yourself, or someone else great injury, or, even accidentially take your life, or that of another person.
Even thopugh the video below is about “Revolver Etiquette”, I decided to take it a step further and include some other things. Remember, before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun’s mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.
So, what I did was go right to the source on this issue of Gun Safety…the NRA’s own website:
NRA GUN SAFETY RULES
At the NRA, firearm education and safety is paramount—that’s why we offer a variety of programs and services to promote the safe handling, use and storage of firearms. Whether you’re a parent in search of information about firearm safety in the home, a first-time gun owner, or an old pro looking to brush up on your firearm handling skills, the NRA is here to keep you and your family safe. Explore NRA’s fundamental rules of gun safety, as well as information how to safely store a gun and good cleaning practices.
ALWAYS Keep The Gun Pointed In A Safe Direction
This is the primary rule of gun safety. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
ALWAYS Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot
When holding a gun, rest your finger alongside the frame and outside the trigger guard. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
ALWAYS Keep The Gun Unloaded Until Ready To Use
If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
Now that you’ve had a chance to look that information over, enjoy the video.
H/T – NRA.com