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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