30 Nov FAQ About Gun Safety
Owning a gun is a big responsibility. Americans are lucky enough to have the right to own guns for protection, leisure, and hunting. When you purchase a firearm, you have to understand that you’re buying something that could end someone’s life. That may seem obvious, but many gun owners forget just how heavy the weight of their gun ownership is. Review this gun safety FAQ to ensure you’re a responsible gun owner.
Should the Gun Always be Loaded?
As long as your gun is secured in a safe container, it may be loaded, as long as the gun is intended for home/self protection. If it’s not being used as such, then it should be unloaded.
Where Should the Gun be Stored?
As a gun owner, it’s your job to keep your gun away from children, pets, and anyone potentially dangerous. The best way to do this is to keep your rifle and ammunition inside a gun safe with a combination code. You can share the code with other responsible adults in the home in case of an emergency.
Does it Matter Where You Point the Gun When You’re Not Shooting?
Yes! Even if you don’t intend to shoot, don’t just point your gun anywhere. Keep the muzzle of the gun pointed down until you’re prepared to shoot. Pointing your gun at something you don’t want to shoot is a recipe for disaster. All it takes is one mistake to fire the gun and shoot someone or something in front of you.
What’s the Safety For?
The safety of a gun is an added layer of protection. When your weapon isn’t being used, the security should be on. You’ll have to switch the safety off before you’re able to fire. Utilizing the protection on your gun is always recommended, but the safety feature alone is not a substitute for good gun safety practices. Engage the safety while continuing to follow other safety practices to be a safe, responsible gun owner!
Does Your Gun Need to be Serviced?
Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your gun to determine how often it needs to be serviced. Following the service, recommendations improve the safety, longevity, and dependability of your weapon. Failure to service the gun increases the risk of damage occurring to the firearm or a misfire when you’re trying to shoot the gun.
Contact Tactical Dynamics today if you’d like to learn more about purchasing a gun or improving your safety practices! Call us at 855-276-5730 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. From a gun novice to a seasoned shooter, we’re sure to have information and inventory to improve your gun safety.