The safety of your firearm is one of your most important responsibilities. You have to ensure that the firearm itself and its other equipment are secured, under the right temperatures, and without being accessible to children or fall into the wrong hands. Fifty50 is all about thrill and adventure, but safety precautions must be kept in mind. Here are the few basic, yet most important safety tips and precautions you should be following.
Always keep it pointed in a safe direction:
This is the most important rule that you should remember for gun safety. By a safe direction we mean that in case your gun goes off, it would not cause any injury or harm. Never point it towards a person even for fun’s sake as it can result in serious injuries or even death. The best thing to do is when you are holding a gun, point it to the ground away from your feet.
Finger off the trigger:
When simply holding a gun, remember to never rest your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot. There are chances you can accidentally press it which can result in some serious injuries. Always rest your finger on the trigger guard or the side of your gun. Mishandling firearms is not a good idea and as someone who just started, remember the rules first!
Keep it unloaded
Never keep a loaded gun if it is not in use. When you hold up a gun, make sure to turn on the safety and unload it so there is no ammunition inside of it before looking inside its chamber or simply handling it. Even after you are done shooting, unload the gun and clean it entirely for durability.
Using the right ammunition
Each gun requires a different type of ammunition. Pellets, cartridges, or shells are specially designed so that they can be fired safely and cannot be used in other guns. The type of ammunition to be used in the gun is usually stamped on the barrel or is printed on the box or the cartridge. Never insert ammunition into a gun if you are not sure which one to use.
Wearing eye and ear protection
If you’re at a firing range with multiple people shooting, it can cause ear damage and hearing loss as guns are pretty loud. Moreover, the cartridge is extremely hot and can come in contact with your eyes causing permanent eye damage and burns. Therefore, you should always wear hearing protectors and shooting glasses even if you are just a spectator.