Continuing legislation regarding handgun/firearm laws in all
states is a known factor and can lead to change and/or modifications
in the present state laws, including but not limited to Reciprocity
between states. Also consider the possibility of certain states
either adding or removing states from their list of approval
when new bills/laws have been ushered in by certain states.
It is your responsibility to remain informed on which states
recognize your state issued permit(s) prior to entering another
state. You may find reference to state gun laws and requirements
at various websites on the internet, such as http://www.handgunlaw.us
however keep in mind that the aforementioned website holds
strong disclaimers on accuracies cited in their content. Therefore,
it is our suggestion that you contact the state directly for
their current handgun/firearm laws and restrictions. Neither
Arizona Defensive Firearms Training nor RBI Defensive Firearms
Training, both divisions of RB Investigations, LLC., are responsible
for any changes or modifications to any of the CCW laws throughout
any of the states or Reciprocity agreements between any of
the states. |
Firearm Safety Rules
In owning a firearm,
you must undertake full-time responsibility for your firearm's safety
and security. You must protect yourself and all others against injury
from the firearm. In particular, you must secure firearms from children
or those who act like children.
Many safety features
are incorporated in firearms. For your safety and the safety of others,
do not rely on mechanical features alone. Only your safe gun-handling
habits will ensure the safe use of your firearm. This is your responsibility.
Accidents do not just happen. Accidents are the result of violating
the rules of safe gun handling and common sense. Insure the safe use
of firearms. Follow these essential safety instructions and warnings.
- Never point a firearm at
anyone or anything you do not intend to shoot.
- Before handling any firearm,
understand its operation.
- Always have your firearm
pointed in a safe direction.
- Keep your firearm unloaded
when not in use.
- Treat every firearm as if
it were loaded.
- Never pass your firearm to
another person until the cylinder or action is open and you visually
check that it is unloaded.
- Place your finger inside
the trigger guard only when you are ready to fire.
- If you must carry a loaded
firearm always carry it with the muzzle pointing in a safe direction.
Never carry or store firearms with the hammer in the cocked position.
- Do not allow a firearm to
be used by individuals who do not understand its safe operation
and the rules of safe gun-handling.
- Be sure all accessories,
such as holsters and grips, are compatible with the firearm and
that the accessories do not interfere with safe operation.
- When transporting your firearm,
be sure your firearm is unloaded and that the cylinder or action
- Store your firearm unloaded.
Safe and secure storage is one of your most important responsibilities.
- Store your unloaded firearm
and ammunition separately and in places inaccessible to children
and unauthorized persons.
- Wear safety glasses and ear
protection whether indoors or out.
- Select a place to shoot which
has a safe backstop, is free from obstructions and water surfaces
which cause ricochets.
- Always be aware of other
people so that persons cannot accidentally walk into the line
- Position the shooter and
all others so that they are not within an area where they may
be struck by ejected cases.
- Keep fingers and other pares
of your body away from the muzzle.
- When firing on a target range,
be alert and follow the range officer's commands.
- Before anyone is allowed
forward of the firing position, be sure that all cylinders and
actions of firearms are open, that chambers are clear of cartridges,
magazines are removed, and that firearms are pointing in a safe
- Never use alcoholic beverages
or other drugs before or during shooting.
- Be alert at all times. Never
shoot if you are tired, cold or impaired in any way.
- Never cross obstacles such
as fences or streams with a loaded firearm.
- If you are carrying a loaded
firearm in the field, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
- Think before shooting.
- A firearm and ammunition
are a system. Their performance is closely related.
- Your firearm has been designed
for ammunition of a specific type and caliber, do not alter the
barrel, slide, or chamber of your gun.
- Use only ammunition specifically
recommended by the manufacturer or your firearm. Never mix ammunition.
- Use only commercially manufactured
- Never use a cartridge not
specifically designed for use in your firearm. Excessive pressure
can damage or even blow up any firearm.
- Ammunition with velocities
and pressures higher than those for which the firearm was designed,
will subject the firearm to additional stress and may cause excessive
- If your firearm fails to
fire when the hammer falls (misfires), keep the firearm pointed
in a safe direction, remove your finger from the trigger, wait
10 seconds, remove the cartridge from the chamber and dispose
of it properly.
- If you hear an unusual sound
or feel an unusual recoil when firing, stop firing, wait 10 seconds,
unload the firearm, and examine the barrel bore for obstructions.
- Make sure your barrel is
clear and free of obstruction. If you see an obstruction, have
the firearm serviced by a qualified, licensed gunsmith. Never
fire a firearm with an obstructed barrel.
- Safe firearms transportation
and storage are your responsibility.
- When transporting your firearm,
whether in cars, trucks, boats, planes or other vehicles, be sure
your firearm is unloaded and that the cylinder or action is open.
- Never store your firearm
in a loaded condition.
- Store you unloaded firearms
and ammunition in places inaccessible to children.
- Store you unloaded firearm
and ammunition separately and securely.
- Protect your firearms from
- Protect your firearms from
misuse by untrained, unqualified or incompetent persons.
- Obey all laws relating to
the transportation of firearms.
do not encase your firearm in anything which will attract moisture,
for example leather or heavy cloth. Also, do not store guns with a
plug inserted in the barrel for this is a contributing factor to moisture
accumulation. If your firearm is to be stored for an extended period,
the bore, chamber and internal working mechanism should be oiled with
an acid-free lubricating oil or preservative, and the external working
mechanisms, frame and barrel should be coated with an antirust oil.
Before using your firearm again, be sure to clean it. Every time you
clean your firearm, check it for signs of wear. If wear is noted,
do not use the firearm. Take it to a qualified gunsmith and have it
If your firearms
will be used or stored in a cold climate, be sure to use an oil which
will not congeal at low temperatures.
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