Minnesota Hunter Safety Course


Chapter 5: Cleaning, Safe Storage and Transportation of a Firearm

It is every hunter's responsibility to ensure their firearm is in working order before hunting. Not only does regular care and cleaning of a firearm ensure greater shot accuracy, it also helps ensure that the action and safety mechanisms function correctly. Let's look at how to clean a firearm, as well as the proper way to store one at home.

Goals for This Chapter

You will be required to show the following skills and/or knowledge at your Field Day:

NOTE - the numbers listed below correspond the the program objectives listed on the "Firearms Safety Education Program" print-out, available in your exam center.

  • [2.2.1] Identify the carrying case that is legal for transporting firearms in a motorized vehicle
  • [2.2.1] Demonstrate how to safely case and uncase a firearm.