You Are Responsible For Firearms Safety
As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsibilities. How seriously you take
these responsibilities can be the difference between life and death.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR CARELESS OR ABUSIVE HANDLING OF ANY
FIREARM. AT ALL TIMES HANDLE YOUR HANDGUN AND ANY OTHER
FIREARM WITH INTENSE RESPECT FOR ITS POWER AND POTENTIAL
DANGER.PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CAUTIONS AND PROPER
HANDLING PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING
YOUR NEW FIREARM.
ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE OF YOUR HANDGUN POINTED IN A
Never point any firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot. Be extremely alert and
aware of all persons and property within the range of your ammunition.
NEVER RELY TOTALLY ON YOUR FIREARM’S MECHANICAL
The word “safety” describes a gun’s blocking or disengaging mechanism for the trigger,
sear, hammer and/or firing pin. Although mechanical devices place pistol in a SAFER
status, no guarantee can be made that the gun will not fire even if the “safety” is on the
“on safe” position.
LIKE ANY MECHANICAL DEVICE, A “SAFETY” CAN SOMETIMES FAIL; IT
CAN BE JARRED OR INADVERTENTLY MANIPULATED INTO AN UNSAFE
CONDITION. Mechanical “safeties” merely aid safe gun handling and are no excuse for
pointing your guns muzzle in an unsafe direction. While it is a good idea to “test” your
guns mechanical “safeties” periodically for proper function, NEVER TEST IT WHILE
YOUR GUN IS LOADED OR POINTED IN AN UNSAFE DIRECTION.
Safe gun handling does not stop with your guns mechanical “safety” devices – it starts
there. Always treat this pistol with the respect due a loaded, ready-to-fire firearm.
DO NOT CARRY YOUR HANDGUN WITH A ROUND IN THE CHAMBER.
For good safety practice, it is recommended that a round not be chambered until
immediately before your pistol is to be fired.
WHENEVER YOU HANDLE YOUR HANDGUN, OR HAND IT TO
SOMEONE, MAKE SURE IT IS COMPLETELY UNLOADED.
To fully unload your han