Course Outline

Hunter unloading a firearm

To unload a firearm safely:

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Put the safety on if it is not already on.
  • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard.
  • Open the action.
  • Remove the ammunition by first detaching the magazine. Eject cartridges or shells if it’s the only way to remove them.
  • Make sure the gun is empty by visually checking both the chamber and the magazine well.
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