Firearm Safety

Here we provide detailed safety instructions for handgun handling, rifle/long firearm handling, NRA Gun Safety Rules and tips for cleaning your firearms. Remember, safety FIRST!

The Gunsight rules are well thought out and have gained many followers and endorsements:
  1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
  2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.
  4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.
-Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC Retired, 1920-2006

The fact that Col. Cooper liked the CZ 75 and based the design of the Bren Ten on it did not influence our decision to endorse and adopt his rules for safe gun handling for our employees. (but it didn’t hurt)

Most of us know these rules by heart.  If they are new to you, learn them. Spend some time thinking about them.  What could happen if you break one of the rules?  The chances for a tragedy go up exponentially when 2 or more are broken.

Complacency is the cause of most accidents, firearms related and otherwise.  Be conscious and very deliberate in your actions when handling firearms, do not rely on habit or muscle memory.  Do not rely completely on the mechanical safety, follow the rules regardless of the position of the safety lever.

Before handling any CZ firearm read the instruction manual carefully and observe the following safety instructions. Improper and careless handling of the firearms could result in unintentional discharge and could cause injury, death or damage to property.


Safety instructions for handgun handling

Always follow the safety instructions for your safety and the safety of others.


Safety instructions for rifle/long firearm handling

Always follow the safety instructions for your safety and the safety of others.


NRA Gun Safety Rules

The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use. Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.


When using or storing a gun, always follow these NRA rules: