By Luke McCoy via USA Carry
It’s the first rule in firearm safety: treat every weapon as if it is loaded.
Yet, there’s plenty of occurrences where someone assumes a gun is unloaded. The results can be disastrous.
The reason why we always check to see if a firearm is loaded is because it only takes being wrong once to ruin things for good. More importantly, it’s easy to check a handgun to see if it’s loaded. Some handguns even have indicators that act as a “heads up” that the gun is loaded. We should never take an indicator as proof positive that there isn’t a round in the chamber, though.
How To Properly Check To See If A Handgun Is Loaded
For those who may not feel confident with handguns, we’re going to discuss a sure-fire way to ensure a pistol is unloaded. A couple things you should never do:
- Look down the barrel of the gun.
- Point the gun at anything you do not intend to shoot while inspecting to see if it is loaded.
- Let the barrel wander during inspection so it is facing another person or animal.
All visual inspection steps can be done by pulling upper receiver to the rear …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation