Guidelines for Loading and Unloading Firearms
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.