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Module 02 - FIREARM SAFETY
Here’s how to CHECK IT YOURSELF:
STEP 1: Point your muzzle in a safe direction. Make sure you keep your hands away from the trigger area and open up the action.
STEP 2: Put the safety on (if you can leave it on during the unloading process).
STEP 3: Take a good look in the chamber and magazine to make sure there isn’t any ammunition in there.
Don’t see anything, and the safety device is activated? Good. It means your firearm is unloaded and safe to handle.
- Make sure that when you’re handling your firearm that you are grasping it with both hands.
- The muzzle is pointed in a safe direction.
- The safety device is turned on/ activated.