This is a discussion on The 4 rules of gun safety? within the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by Rabbit212 <snip> Please stop and remember that the Majority of us on here may not have your level of training/experience/expertise. I say ...
One of the more memorable safety lessons I witnessed at Parris Island. When you came off the firing line the Rifle (M14 @ the time)the bolt was to be locked open. Should the bolt not be open the recruit was told to stand at semi- port arms and open the bolt with their nose. Painful lesson!!!!!. From what I witnessed no one but no one accomplished opening the bolt in that manner.
Sounds like I have my bases covered and mist of you folks roughly agree. I would disagree with some of you that say always treat a gun like it is loaded, otherwise I would have some dirty, broken guns. I agree with the premise behind it, but that is why we have the rule about not pointing at something you don't want to destroy. Plus I like to think I'm not a complete moron, and I feel common sense plays a huge role in gun safety as well.
Thanks for the feedback ladies and gents.
The rules of firearm safety are not meant to be followed sequentially...they are meant to be followed simultaneously.
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The only time I consider a gun not loaded is after I have field stripped it.
Then I know it is not loaded and can proceed with whatever cleaning or repair I am accomplishing
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Rule One: All guns are always loaded.
Rule Two: Never let the muzzle cover anything which you are not willing to destroy.
Rule Three: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
Rule Four: Always be sure of your target.
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