How to Unload Your Gun

Proper handling of guns is a must for every gun owner, and indispensable for optimal security and effectiveness! Taking care is the owner’s best opportunity to check the gun and its components if there is wear or crack on the inside. Firearms with improper or untreated maintenance become unreliable. Lack of reliability can be a damaging consequence in case of malfunction/jams when you use it in any situation. Visit here if you want to know more about gun safety.

Finally, if done correctly and consistently, a thorough cleaning process enhances your technique of handling weapons safely that will serve you well in all situations.

1. Dismantle your handgun/gun safely

– Handle your firearms safely. Always keep the muzzle pointing in a safe direction, handle the firearm as if it is loaded / bulleted, and keep your finger away from the trigger.

– Remove the bullet/magazen.

– Empty the contents. Drag the cock back and visually and physically (insert your finger inward) to check that there is no bullet in the bullet / magazen or in the chamber. Reassure that your weapon has no bullets. You do not want an unexpected explosion when disarming you.

– Make sure to get rid of all the ammunition from the surroundings, ideally move to another room when cleaning the weapon.

Dismantle your firearms safely. In many modern designs, this is a simple process. Remove the hammer/striker, pull the release label. Once pulled towards the back of the frame, the slide will move freely apart from the front of the weapon. The actual process may vary greatly depending on the firearm model you unload. Glock & Steyr users: Make sure that your weapons are not bulletproof because you have to pull the trigger to begin the process of disassembling the field. Identify the part you cleaned. There are four major parts of each semi-automatic firearm (although they may be installed in various ways), ie frame, slide, barrel and guide rod and recoil spring.


Author: Richard T. Starkey

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