Operation of the Safety

Your new Select shotgun is designed with a top-tang mounted safety. It is located just rearward of the top lever on the top tang, and is convenient for gloved or ungloved fingers. It is operated with the thumb of your rearward hand when holding the firearm in shooting position.

• "On Safe" When pulled fully to the rear with your thumb an "S" is exposed at the front of the safety switch. This shows you visually that the safety is in the "on safe" position (Figure 4A).

"On Sate" position. Safety pulled fully to the rear. The "S" shows above safety switch.__

"On Sate" position. Safety pulled fully to the rear. The "S" shows above safety switch.__

• "Off Safe" When the safety switch is pushed fully forward the "S" is covered by the safety switch. This indicates to you that the safety is in the "off safe" position (Figure 4B).

With the safety in the "on safe" position the trigger and hammer are blocked and the shotgun cannot be fired. In the "off safe" position — if your firearm is loaded with a shell in the chamber — the chambered shell can be fired by simply pulling the trigger.

Never rely totally on your firearm's safety switch/button. It is merely an aid to safe gun handling. Like any mechanical device the safety can possibly fail: it can be bumped off or inadvertently manipulated into an unsafe condition. Always keep your shotgun pointed in a safe direction.

Safety pushed fully forward. The "S" is covered.

'Off Safe" position.

Safety pushed fully forward. The "S" is covered.

'Off Safe" position.

At all times in the field keep the safety in the "on safe" position and the barrel pointed in a safe direction. It is a good idea never to load your shotgun until you are in the field, at the location you intend to begin hunting or you are at your station on a range and it is your turn to shoot. For extra safety on a range, and as a courtesy to others, fully unload the chambers and keep the action in the open position at all times other than when it is your turn to shoot.

Note: Do not depend on the exposed "S" alone to indicate your firearm's safety status, as time, exposure to the elements, and the abrasive action of cleaning agents may obscure it.

It is essential that you become very familiar with the feel, look and operation of the safety on this shotgun before attempting to load and shoot.

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