Five Rules to Remember While Accepting a Firearm

When accepting a firearm handed to you by another person:

  1. Check that the action is opened before touching the firearm. If it isn’t, ask the person who is handing you the firearm to open it for you.
  2. Visually check that the chamber is empty of ammunition and the magazine is empty or has been removed before touching the firearm.
  3. Grasp the firearm with both hands, keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  4. Say thank you to alert the passer to release the firearm.
  5. Once the firearm is in your control PROVE that it is unloaded and safe to handle.