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Safety Button

Do you want to know about safety trigger on a gun. To truly become a safe and responsible firearms owner, operating your firearm has to become subconscious. Which means, you need to understand each component and practice, practice, practice. Locking the slide to the rear is one of the most important skills you can develop. You will need to be able to lock your slide to the rear for a safety inspection prior to loading and unloading your firearm during a firearms malfunction and much more. However, this task can be very difficult for first-time shooters. Many of my new students have given up trying because they believe they’re not strong enough. This is a legitimate excuse for some. However, most people are simply doing it wrong.

There is a right and a wrong way to lock your slide to the rear, but first let me explain the process. Let’s review the basic gun safety rules. First, we must keep our finger off of the trigger in the firearm point in a safe direction. Next, turn your body. So the firearm is parallel to your chest. This will provide additional leverage when trying to lock the slide to the rear. Now, apply slight pressure up on the slide release. The slide release is the mechanism that will lock the slide to the rear. If you do not have enough pressure up on this button, the slide will not lock to the rear. Next, grab the top of the slide and firmly hold it between your palm and the four fingers of your hand.

Finally, we are going to push forward with our right hand. Remember to keep slight pressure up on the slide release button. To release the slide simply, press the slide release button down. Take a few moments to practice locking your slide to the rear and then releasing it. If you’re struggling, that’s okay. You may need to build the muscles in your hand. So please don’t give up. My wife Tiffany struggled with locking the slide to the rear for a long time until one day she sat at the kitchen table and practiced for an hour. Now, she can lock the slide to the rear with ease. To remove the magazine from your firearm, firmly press the magazine release. There are a few different types of magazine releases you may see.

The most common magazine release is found on the left side of the frame Simply press the magazine release button firmly to the opposite side of the firearm. The magazine should freely fall from the bottom of the firearm. Next we have a European-style magazine release. Which means a lever is located on the bottom of the trigger guard to release the magazine. Simply press the lever down. Be careful though not to touch to the trigger when operating this type of magazine. There are several other types of magazine releases that are usually found on older firearms or firearms of very low quality. These are just a few of the examples that you may see.

The decocker allows you to safely move the hammer from the single action mode to the double action mode. By pressing the decocker lever, the hammer is slowly released. This also prevents a firearm from being discharged. Firearm safeties vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and the type of firearm. Here are just a few of the common firearm safeties you’re most likely to see. Manual thumb safeties are usually located on the frame of your firearm. To fire the weapon, push the safety down. To reengage the safety, move the button up. An easy way to know if your safety is on or off is to look at the color.

Red you’re dead and black is safe. You can also find manual safeties located on the slide of some firearms. However, these safeties operate backwards to safeties located on the frame. Down is safe and up is fire. A grip safety requires a shooter to have a proper grip before the weapon can be discharged. They are usually located on the back strap of the frame. Trigger safeties prevent the firearm from being discharged unless the trigger is pulled correctly. A drop safety is an internal mechanism which prevents the firearm from discharging if dropped. I am a huge believer in drop safeties.

In fact, I don’t think you should ever purchase a firearm for a home defense or concealed carry that does not have a drop safety. Have you ever dropped your cell phone? Did you wake up that morning, expecting to drop your phone? Of course not. You never expect to drop your cell phone. Just like you never expect to drop your firearm. But if you carry your firearm for years and eventually decades, it may happen. I want to know for sure that if my firearm smacks of pavement, it’s not going to discharge and kill me, my children, or anyone that’s around me and that’s what they drop safety is going to do to protect you and your family. Field stripping is the process of disassembling your firearm for cleaning or an inspection. Most firearm manufacturers have made this process fairly simple.

However, you may struggle a bit at first so don’t give up or think you can’t do it. I believe in you. Keep practicing to learn how to field-strip your particular firearm. Check your owner’s manual, or search YouTube. Search how to field-strip and then enter your make and model firearm. Before field-stripping your firearm, remember the firearm safety rules. Always make sure your firearm is unloaded with your finger off the trigger and Keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction. You are amazing. You’re completing this training program like a champion and you are one step closer to becoming a safe and responsible firearms owner. If you are new to firearms, or maybe it’s been a while and you need to brush off a little rust, then this course is for you You’ve probably noticed that the Internet can be confusing with different viewpoints and tons of false information, the beginner’s guide to firearms is the perfect, easy-to-follow training program for anyone interested in becoming proficient with a firearm.

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