Owning a firearm comes with a sense of safety, but there’s always a risk of the gun being misused and accidentally set off. In 2020, there were at least 92 unintentional deaths and 135 injuries caused by guns.

Here are some of general rules you should be following if you own firearms:

1. Point It In a Safe Direction

When not in use, the firearm should be pointing at a place where unintentional firing can’t hurt anyone. Pointing it at the ground is usually a safe option.

Make it a point to be aware of your surroundings at all times and ensuring that no one is in the line of sight. This is a standard lesson in firearms training.

2. Keep The Firearm Unloaded

At any time, when you’re not planning to use your firearm, make sure that it’s unloaded. The ammunition and the firearm should be separated from each other whenever possible to ensure maximum safety.

It’s a good practice to unload the firearm before entering a place with other people. Just to be sure, and to be in charge of the situation, check the firearm yourself; don’t assume that it’s unloaded and don’t take anyone else’s word for it.

A firearm with the bullet taken out

3. Wear Protection When Using A Firearm

The safety standards aren’t just for others, they are also for you. The loud sound and high speed force a bullet leaves behind can be very dangerous for the one firing the bullet.

Using ear and eye protection is essential for anyone who is using a gun. People who are exposed to a gunshot at close range without protection can suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss, which is too heavy a price for a few hours of hunting.

All firearm training classes make sure that their students are provided with the necessary equipment.

Shooting a gun while wearing ear and eye protection 4.Keep Away From Children

4. Keep Away From Children

Children are used to watching guns being fired in movies and TV shows. Additionally, some cartoons desensitize them to violence, and several gun-shaped toys make using a gun feel natural to them.

Make sure to keep firearms in safes or out of the home at a location where children won’t accidentally stumble upon them.

Different types of toy guns for kids

5. Just To Be Safe, Take a Few Training Classes

It’s always better to err on the side of caution. Getting trained by professionals who know the proper firearm etiquette will help ensure your safety and the safety of everyone around you.

The gun laws in Wyoming are very strict, which is why getting a firearms training course is recommended.

Take a look at our firearms training course in Wyoming. We also offer private classes for those who need individual attention, and provide trainings that qualify you for a permit to carry concealed weapons.

Contact us today to book your training session. Our services are available in Southeastern Wyoming and Northern Colorado.