Treat Every Gun As If You Expect Its Mechanical Safety Not To Work

You will be astounded at how cautious you become, and how little tolerance you will have for the complacency of others.

It is important to recognize that no firearm can be absolutely safe from firing if it is dropped when a cartridge is present in the chamber. Like any complex tool having small parts, a gun can be damaged or broken, and its safety mechanisms defeated, if it is subjected to sufficient abuse such as being dropped on a hard surface.

You can largely eliminate the risk of a drop fire by taking the simple precaution of keeping the chamber empty until you are ready to actually shoot.

If you do drop your firearm, unload it and have it checked by a competent gunsmith to be sure there is no internal damage that would render it unsafe or unreliable.

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