Fundamentals of Firearm Safety

Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. Part of the reason is that young and new shooters are introduced properly by responsible adults.

Safety First

The following 10 rules for firearm safety are passed along from shooter to shooter and keep us all safe in the field. Please join us in passing this tradition along.

1. Always keep the muzzle pointed In a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don`t rely on your gun's "Safety".
4. Be sure of your target and what`s beyond it.
5. Use correct ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care!
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don`t alter or modify your gun, and have guns serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.

Federal Premium Ammunition is a proud supporter of the International Hunter Education Association and the National Rifle Association's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC.)

Firearms Safety Training

Every state and province has some hunter education training requirements in order to hunt within their jurisdiction. To find out more about hunter education classes in your area, please visit our partners websites.

Federal Premium Ammunition is a proud supporter of the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA), the National Rifle Association's Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) and other partners who tirelessly work to pass the shooting sports tradition to new shooters.


International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) offers classes for youth and new shooters across North America. Find a class near you.


National Rifle Association (NRA) has a number of training programs ranging from introductory firearms handling to expert marksmanship. Find how you can participate.

FEDERAL PREMIUM CATALOG 2012

Download the 2012 Federal Catalog