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  • Many home firearm incidents involve the use of handguns. Keep handguns out of the reach of inexperienced shooters and children.
  • If you are around a gun that is new or unfamiliar to you, leave it alone! It could be loaded, and careless handling might cause it to fire.
  • Maintain safe muzzle control at all times! Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  • The safest way to carry handguns and other firearms is with an empty chamber. If there is a cartridge under the hammer, some handguns can discharge when they are dropped or if the hammer is struck by a blow.
  • Make sure that handguns (and all other firearms) are unloaded before you handle them.
Locking handguns
Cable Lock through Semi-Automatic Barrel or Magazine Well
Locking handguns
Trigger Lock on Revolver
Locking handguns
Integral Lock in Revolver Hammer