Congratulations to the 12 million Americans who decided to participate in their own self-defense by purchasing a firearm, from a licensed retailer, during these uncertain times of Spring, 2020. According to the FBI, 12.1 million of you have undergone an FBI NICS background check this year. Again, we say congratulations!
Now, as many of you are first time-time gun owners, newly licensed concealed-carriers, or getting back into the shooting sports, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few key pieces of information which should help you, safely, master your firearm and be the next great lawful American firearms user.
SAFEFTY FIRST, there are 4 CARDINAL RULES OF SAFE GUN HANDLING
Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
Only point your firearm at things you intend to destroy
Always be sure of your target, and what's behind it
We additionally urge you to carefully:
Read the manual which came with your firearm
Watch several videos, on-line, about how to use your firearm
Learn about which specific types of ammunition your firearm uses (hint: marked on the barrel or the receiver)
Buy the appropriate ammunition, minimum 50 rounds(100, or more, is better)
Find some training and take professional lessons (here is a link to training resources: https://firearmtraining.nra.org/student-courses/)
Find a shooting range and practice with your new firearm until you feel competent and safe
Get a good safe, and or lockable gun case so you can safely store the firearm when not in use
Enjoy your new firearm, stay safe and be victorious.
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