Minnesota Hunter Safety Course


Showing a Firearm

IMPORTANT! Be sure to have a responsible adult present when showing a firearm to a friend!

It is very important to always have a competent adult present when you are showing your firearm to someone. As you take your firearm out of its secure location, be sure to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times. Open the action and ensure the firearm is unloaded, while communicating to others what you are doing. Once you are sure the firearm is unloaded, leave the action open and you can hand the firearm to your friend. Make sure he or she knows to leave the action open at all times and to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.