Florida Hunter Safety Course

 

Chapter 4 Summary

After reading Chapter 4, you should understand the proper way to clean and store your firearms at home. Here are some key points to take away from this chapter:

Your Responsibility

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the firearm you are using is in good working order
 
 

Shot Accuracy

  • Your firearm should be cleaned regularly to help ensure shot accuracy
 
 
Point the Muzzle in a Safe Direction
  • When cleaning a firearm, ALWAYS ensure the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction, and make sure the firearm is unloaded.
 
 

Remove Ammunition

  • Always remove live ammunition from the work area before you start to clean your firearm.
 
 

Eye Protection Gear

  • Always wear hand and eye protection when cleaning your firearm
 
 

Clean From the Breech End

  • If possible, always clean the firearm from the breech end.
 
 

Same Size

  • Be sure the patches and brushes you use are the same size as the firearm's gauge or caliber
 
 

Lightly Oiled Rag

  • To clean the outside surface of the firearm, wipe it down with a lightly oiled rag
 
 

Gunsmith

  • If your firearm is damaged, always take it to a qualified gunsmith for repair.
 
 

Safe Storage

  • When storing firearms at home, always store firearms and ammunition separately and securely. Obey local regulations on proper storage of firearms.
 

 
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