Basic Rules of Firearm Safety from Ruger

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Ruger’s Safety Rules

Safe LivinG’s partner, Ruger has always had safety and responsibility as a cornerstone of their philosophy.  They publish these “Basic Rules of Firearms Safety” that everyone should follow:

  1. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.
  2. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, and keep your finger off the trigger, until you are ready to shoot.
  3. Firearms should be unloaded and securely stored when not in use.
  4. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before using.
  5. Be sure of your target before you shoot.
  6. Wear shooting glasses and ear protection when you shoot.
  7. Never climb a tree or fence, or do anything awkward with a loaded firearm.
  8. Don’t shoot at a hard surface or at water.
  9. Never transport a loaded firearm.
  10. Avoid alcoholic beverages or drugs when shooting or handling a gun.
Ruger Read the Manual Carefully

They also promote reading the manual that is included with every firearm purchased, and post them online.  Click here to read your Ruger Firearm’s Instruction Manual.  You should always read the manual that comes with your firearm.  It will provide you with information to ensure you keep your firearm in proper working condition and reiterates basic firearms safety.

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