Safely Storing Firearms
You want to get a new firearm or build a glock using aftermarket parts. You will have to go through gun handling training and shooting practice. You will have to teach the other members of your household safety precautions and how to safely handle guns. What else do you need to do (other than plan on taking your new gun to the shooting range)? Let’s make sure you have a proper gun-storage safety system in place before you buy your gun.
It’s important to make sure your firearms are safely stored at home, away from children’s reach and not placed somewhere that anyone could easily grab them. Accidents happen, but there are ways to avoid them.
Jeff Cooper's Four Rules of Gun Safety are:
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
And the National Rifle Association’s Fundamental Rules for Safe Gun Handling say:
- ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
There are a variety of different storage systems available to fit your needs depending on what you are using your gun for. Research your safe gun-storage options of where you want it to be located in your house, the size and capacity of the safe and the ease or difficulty in opening the safe. Whether you’re using it for personal and home protection or recreational shooting and hunting, these factors are going to contribute to ultimately which safe is going to be in your home. This article breaks down how exactly to choose a gun safe by examining different lock types and the pros and cons of the different options. It also provides twelve choices of safes that they recommend and a shopping checklist so you can confidently select a gun storage option.
Protecting your firearms is protecting yourself, your family and your community. Aside from preserving the safety of the people around you, proper storage also protects the firearm from physical damage. Do your research to find the best option for your situation and be confident in knowing your household is safe and your firearms are safe from any damage.
Do you have questions about gun safety? Are you interested in building your own glock using aftermarket parts? Contact us today to learn more.
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