Congratulations on the purchase of your first handgun! You’ve just made an important investment in the safety of your home and family.
Now that you are a proud gun owner, there are important safety procedures you need to know. Accidental shootings make up 1% of all gun deaths in the United States, and almost all of these are preventable with the right measures.
Keep It Clean
Keeping your gun clean and gunk-free will greatly lower the chances of jamming and misfiring when it comes time to use it for defense, hunting, or target practice. Guns should be cleaned after every use and periodically even when it hasn’t been fired in a long time. Be sure to follow manufacturers’ guidelines and use the proper sized brushes. Some internal parts like the firing pin and sig fire control unit are easily damaged when mishandled.
Educate Your Kids
Sadly, a large portion of …