- ALWAYS handle your
weapon as if it were loaded, so that you never fire it accidentally
when you think it is unloaded.
- NEVER point your
weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot so if it fires accidentally,
injury, death or damage to property will be prevented.
- NEVER take anyone's
word that a gun is unloaded; check for yourself with finger off
the trigger and gun pointed in a safe direction, so that you never
fire the gun accidentally when you think it is unloaded.
- ALWAYS be sure
barrel and action are clear of obstructions. Clean a fouled weapon
immediately so that it will function correctly and safely.
- NEVER squeeze the
trigger or put your finger in the trigger guard until you are aiming
at a target and ready to shoot. This will prevent you from firing
the weapon when it is pointing in an unsafe direction.
- NEVER put your
finger in the trigger while cocking.
- ALWAYS be absolutely
sure of your target and the area behind it before you squeeze the
trigger. A bullet could travel through or past your target tip up
to 1 ˝ miles…if in doubt, don't shoot.
- NEVER leave a loaded
weapon unattended, someone, especially a child, may fire it and
cause injury, death or damage to property.
- NEVER use your
weapon if it fails to function properly, and never force a jammed
action, as a round may explode causing serious injury, possible
death or severe damage to your pistol.
- NEVER leave your
weapon cocked, ready to fire, as this condition is extremely dangerous,
and the weapon could easily lie accidentally discharged, causing
injury, death or damage to property.
- NEVER leave the
magazine partially in the handle. The magazine should either be
completely inserted in the handle, with the magazine in its proper
position or completely removed.