Safety First

Sportswoman Courtney shooting a handgun

When you choose to own a firearm, you’re also choosing to take on the responsibility of ensuring it’s handled, stored and used safely. Here’s how to do it.

Ten Commandments Of Firearm Safety

  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.

Training Resources

Every state, province and sometimes even specific jurisdiction can have its own unique laws governing firearms ownership and use. To find out more about classes in your area, please visit these partners’ websites.

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The United States Concealed Carry Association is a membership organization that provides self-defense education, training and legal protection to hundreds of thousands of responsibly armed Americans. Get involved.

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The United States Concealed Carry Association is a membership organization that provides self-defense education, training and legal protection to hundreds of thousands of responsibly armed Americans. Get involved.

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

Access Control

With rights come responsibility. It's critical that firearm owners secure their firearms to prevent unauthorized people from accessing and using them by locking them in an approved safe. Federal Ammunition is a proud supporter of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and its Project ChildSafe. The program promotes firearms responsibility and provides safety education to all gun owners. We encourage all shooters to participate in the organization's “Own it. Respect It. Secure It.” initiative.