Safe Gun Handling

Give then plethora of people who where nudged to purchase their very first firearm by the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like a post about gun safety would benefit a lot of them. While I was in the process authoring such a post, I noticed that a lot of well established and likely better qualified people are doing the same thing. As a result, I’m just going to link to their content here rather that me regurgitating very similar information.

Before I do that, here are what I consider to be the basic principles of gun safety:

  1. Treat every firearm like it is loaded
  2. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
  3. Only place your finger on the trigger when you are ready to shoot
  4. Be sure of your target and what lies beyond it

And with that said, here are some resources covering the topic:

The NRA also has a nice little new shooters guide in PDF format. I’ve also saved a copy that you can download below.

Additionally, I’ve written a few posts in the past covering different parts of this topic. These posts have been tagged with a “Gun Safety” tag. Here are a few to look at:

I’m happy to see the population of gun owners grow regardless of the reason or circumstance. I welcome all of them. I encourage all of them to learn the safe gun handling as it is a responsibility that comes with ownership.

As always, I encourage everyone to contact me with any questions. I promise to do my best to answer them.

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Written by Uncle Zo

Just an average Joe who loves to geek out on firearm mechanics and ballistics.

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