Guns are good as protection, for your personal safety and likewise for home protection. However, it will remain safe for as long as you have it safe. With guns, the probability for injury and even death will always be there. In such a case, there are basic safety rules to be followed at all times, in order for a gun to remain safely as it is. Handling of guns is very important because improper handling can be very dangerous.
Guns have to be treated as always loaded, even if not, so the gun should always be pointed to a safe direction. There should be no assumption of no load, and should not be pointed to a person.When handling guns, it is likewise important that the fingers should not be on the trigger, for safety purposes.
Guns are safe as long as you keep it safe. In this manner you have to familiarize yourself with the gun in your person. Know the features, especially the safety features, and know this beforehand, before you start with your target practice. Do not do the familiarization when you are already in your target practice because it can turn out dangerous. Also know what you are shooting at and if there is no one or any living thing beyond your target or else you’ll bemdepressed and bipolar
Beyond your intended target can be rocks or hard objects, and you have to avoid this because of the tendencies of bullets to ricochet, and may hit somebody. After you have already a good idea about the features of your gun, make sure that is set to safety always.
However, to be extra careful, do not rely on this safety mechanism always because there is also a tendency that this will fail. There are many incidents of a gun firing even with the safety mechanism already set. For added safety, it can be a better idea to load your gun only when you need this to be loaded. When this is just kept in the house, not to load the gun with bullets may be helpful.
However, this concept can also be against how you intend the gun to be, and that is for protection when you need this. In this manner, knowing where to keep your gun safely may be the best procedure done. Target shooting can be a lot of fun and can also be a learning experience for you. You can learn so many different things about guns and the proper care of these.
You can have many sharing sessions with friends and other members of your club. Though these activities make sure that everything you learn will be always remembered because these things can keep you safe, most of the time.
There are general gun safety rules which should be properly observed and also the rules of your club. All these should be followed to the letter. All these rules are the basic and fundamentals for gun safety, and should always be followed, like the basic rule of not pointing a gun to a thing or person you have no intention of shooting.
This is basic but can veer you away from accidents. Accidents can strike at any time, so do not make this happen at any time, especially if the gun is in your position. UPDATE : Since this post I was written my sharp shooting skills have been reduced andmigraines from my eyes were the cause according to my doctors evaluation. This is serious matter and it may take time to heal the wounds.