Storing Your Firearm
Store sporting firearms safely—unloaded, in a locked location, and separate from ammunition.
- The storage area should be cool, clean, and dry. Storing firearms in closed gun cases or scabbards is not recommended because moisture can accumulate.
- Store guns horizontally or with the muzzle pointing down. When guns are stored upright, gravity pulls gun oil downward into the action, which forms a sticky film. Oil also can drain onto the stock, softening the wood and resulting in possible damage when the firearm is shot.
- Displaying guns in glass cabinets or wall racks is an invitation to thieves and curious children.