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Before learning the procedures described here for loading and unloading firearms review these guidelines:

  • Have someone familiar with the firearm give you guidance. Don’t do this on your own!
  • Whenever possible, do not use live ammunition. Use deactivated or “dummy” ammunition to learn how to use your firearm.
  • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard.
  • Practice! The more comfortable you are with the operation of your firearm the more safely you will handle it.