• Many ammunition identifications sound similar. Make sure you use the right size ammunition in your gun.
• If gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, keep it pointed at the target for at least 30 seconds before opening the action and removing the cartridge from the chamber. Sometimes slow primer ignition will cause a "hang fire" and the cartridge will go off after a short pause.
• When group firing, always appoint someone to maintain safety control. Obey his/her commands immediately and completely.
• While shooter is loading, firing, and unloading, spectators should be at least 10 feet behind the shooter.
• Always wear protective glasses when shooting.
• Always wear hearing protection when shooting.
• Never shoot at hard flat surfaces or water ...bullets will ricochet.
• Have your gun serviced regularly by a qualified gunsmith.
• Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, cancer and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.
H Always wear eye and ear protection when using any firearm. Safety and instruction manuals are available from Springfield, Inc.
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