Not 100% sure this is the right forum for this, if not, feel free to move it. My question concerns what is considered a 'safe' direction to point the muzzle when chambering a round.
I live in a two story house and the room I keep my gun in is directly over my family room. When chambering a round, I'd like to be especially careful to keep the muzzle pointed in an safe direction since there's a higher risk of unintentional discharge during such handling.
Pointing down would put the round through the floor into my family room. Pointing at any wall could go through the outer wall of my house and into the neighbors' houses.
So I got to thinking, what about pointing straight up?
I recognize that there's an urban myth that bullets fired straight up can kill when they come back down, but mythbusters actually proved this only occurs if the trajectory is at an angle, not straight up. Would this be a viable 'safe' direction?
And if not, anyone have any better suggestions?