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Even something as simple as loading or unloading a firearm can result in tragedy if it isn’t done properly. Here’s how to do it safely.

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Put the safety on if it is not already on.
  • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard.
  • Open the action.
  • Remove the ammunition by first detaching the magazine. Eject cartridges or shells from a fixed magazine.
  • Make sure the gun is empty by checking both the chamber and the magazine.
  • Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.