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Old 03-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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i compiled and edited this list for how i feel about them and am going to post this in my man cave. just thought i would share it you all as well..



The fundamental rules for safe gun handling are:
1. Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.

2. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times.

3. Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.

4. ALWAYS keep your finger straight and off the trigger until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

5. Keep weapon on safe until you intend to fire.

When using or storing a gun, always follow these rules:
• Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second.
• Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun's mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.
• Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
Just like other tools, guns need regular maintenance to remain operable. Regular cleaning and proper storage are a part of the gun's general upkeep. If there is any question concerning a gun's ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith should look at it.
• Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
Only BBs, pellets, cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely in that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition can be identified by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do not shoot the gun unless you know you have the proper ammunition.
• Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and hot gas that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protectors should be worn by shooters and spectators.
• Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.
• Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.
• Cleaning
Regular cleaning is important in order for your gun to operate correctly and safely. Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its life. Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used.
A gun brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting. Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from operating properly.
Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded. The gun's action should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that no ammunition is present in the cleaning area.



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Old 03-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Not bad. But I thought there was already 10 basic safety rules. I like the add ons.



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Treat, Never, Keep, Keep there devildog... as soon as i saw the first rule of thumb i knew where the rest was going, then i looked at your name and my hunch was golden, just like these rules. GJ

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. . • Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt.
The mind is a funny thing.

I’ve cared for a couple of hunters with GSWs. In these cases the shooters were absolutely sure they had identified Whitetails, absolutely. It’s because people tend to see what they’re looking for. Ever expect a call and have every announcement over the PA sound like ‘Your Name, line two’. If one is looking for deer and looks at a human, one may perceive a deer.

I’d like to suggest that hunters not only be actively looking for their game, but be actively looking for their companion(s) or other pedestrians in the woods as well. If one is actively looking for both deer AND people, and looks at a human, I think they might be less likely to perceive them as a deer.
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How does one mistake bright orange for brown? I never had an issue with that. *nock on wood*

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Nothing like the threat of getting terrorized by PMIs and a couple of Kill Hats the instant you make the tiniest safety error to tattoo into your brain forever proper firearm safety.



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