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.
- Open the action; make sure the firearm is unloaded.
- Keep your finger outside the trigger guard.
- Put the safety on if the firearm can be loaded with the safety on.
- Load the ammunition.
- Close the action.
- Put the safety on if you were not able to do so before loading.