At ProShots, we have extensive experience in handling firearms, and we want to help others learn to use and enjoy them as well. We offer an extensive selection of firearm training courses, and we place a heavy emphasis on proper gun safety throughout our programming.
In this article, we’ll go over a list of the most important gun rules & safety tips. If you are just starting to learn to shoot, we encourage you to commit this list to memory, and we highly recommend experienced firearm users to take the time to review it as well.
- Never Point the Muzzle at Anything You Aren’t Prepared to Shoot – The most basic and fundamental rule of gun safety is to always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, away from people, animals, or anything else you aren’t prepared to shoot. Even if the gun is not loaded, handle it as if it is, and follow this rule just as closely. Forming good firearm safety habits is a literal life-and-death matter, so don’t let yourself get lax.
- Store Your Firearms Properly – Another of the most important gun rules & safety tips all gun owners must follow is to store their firearms properly. Your gun should always be unloaded when it is not in use, and you should store the firearm and the ammunition separately. Make sure you have a secure lockbox or gun safe in which to store your firearms, and keep it locked.
- Identify Your Target Before You Fire – We don’t have enough space to cover all gun rules & safety tips in this article, so we encourage you to enroll in our classes for a more exhaustive gun safety education. The third rule we’ll cover here is that you should never fire gun unless you know what you’re shooting at. In other words, don’t blindly fire at a sudden movement or noise. Instead, only shoot when you can be sure of what your bullet will hit.