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First. Foremost. Always!  As Harry Potterfield from MidwayUSA says, “Firearms safety is your responsibility.”

Directly from the NRA:

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

When using or storing a gun, always follow these NRA rules:

  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Know how to use the gun safely.
  • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  • Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
  • Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
  • Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
  • Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded.

In addtion to the above, Remington’s 10 Commandment of Firearms Safety also reminds us:

  • Don’t rely solely on your gun’s safety.  (Your safety, if equipped is to be in conjunction with NOT as a replacement for safe handling.)
  • If you gun fails to fire when you pull the trigger, handle with care. Continue to follow other safe handling procedures, especially to keep the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
  • Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.