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Tips for Being a Responsible Gun Owner

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Being a responsible gun owner is an important part of owning a firearm. Not only does it keep you and those around you safe from harm, but it also helps you abide by the gun laws set in place for firearm ownership. Here are some tips for being a responsible gun owner to ensure you’re keeping yourself and those around you safe.

At Colorado Handgun Safety, we are your go-to firearm education center across Colorado’s Front Range. We offer a variety of training classes, from basic pistol safety to concealed carry permit classes. Our goal is to provide you with everything you need to know about being a responsible gun owner. We believe responsible gun ownership is an essential part of owning a firearm at Colorado Handgun Safety.

Want to learn more about how to be a responsible gun owner? Keep reading to find out more from the firearm experts.

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Rules of Responsible Gun Ownership

There are numerous rules of gun safety and regulations that must be followed to ensure you are being a responsible gun owner. The following list provides an overview of the guidelines for safe firearm ownership.

  • Be aware of all local and state laws regarding firearm ownership.
  • Make sure to always safely store your firearms when not in use.
  • Take the necessary safety precautions when carrying your firearms.
  • Never point a firearm at someone or something you don’t intend to shoot.
  • Always wear appropriate eye and ear protection when shooting.
  • Don’t drink or take any kind of drugs while handling firearms.
  • Use the proper ammunition for your firearms.
  • Always keep the safety on when not in use.
  • Be aware of your target and what is behind it.

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Responsible Gun Storage

Once you have made sure you are following all of the firearm safety rules, it’s important to consider how best to store your firearm when not in use. The following list outlines our guidelines for responsible gun storage:

  • Store unloaded firearms in locked containers that can only be accessed by you.
  • Make sure all ammunition is stored separately from the firearm itself. 
  • Keep firearms and ammunition out of reach of children and unauthorized users.
  • Consider installing a gun safe, trigger locks, or other safety devices in your home if you have young children living there.
  • Avoid storing your firearms in areas with high temperatures, such as attics or garages.
  • If traveling with your firearm, always store it safely and securely in a lock box.

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Other Firearm Safety Tips

In addition to following the above rules and regulations, there are a few other tips we recommend when it comes to owning firearms.

  • Regularly maintain your firearm by cleaning and lubricating it as needed.
  • Take a safety course or an accredited shooter’s range if you’re new to firearms ownership. 
  • Practice shooting at an authorized range and always follow all safety protocols.
  • Be sure to watch for any signs of corrosion or malfunction with your firearm.
  • Keep learning about firearms and practice gun safety whenever you can.

Being a responsible gun owner is of the utmost importance when it comes to owning a firearm. By following the above guidelines for safe ownership and storage, you can ensure that you are being a responsible gun owner.

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Learn How to Be a Responsible Gun Owner with Colorado Handgun Safety

Being a responsible gun owner is an essential part of owning a firearm. Following these guidelines will help ensure that you are abiding by the laws set forth for firearm ownership and keeping yourself and those around you safe from harm.

At Colorado Handgun Safety, we provide firearm training classes to individuals looking to learn more about responsible gun ownership. Our passionate staff of firearm experts is dedicated to helping you become a more knowledgeable gun owner. Contact us today to learn more about our firearm classes and how we can help you be a responsible gun owner and operator.

Get the Best Firearm Training from Colorado Handgun Safety

Colorado Handgun Safety offers a wide variety of classes to meet the needs of all types of gun owners. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced shooter, our classes provide the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and responsible firearm ownership. Plus, our classes are taught by certified instructors with years of firearm experience.

We offer basic handgun safety classes as well as more advanced courses, such as concealed carry, self-defense, and private shooting sessions. Our goal is to ensure that all gun owners are educated and responsible in the handling of their firearms. Visit our schedule to learn more about our classes or give us a call today!

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