There are some safe positions to carry firearms, which you should know as the owner. Owning a firearm is just the beginning of taking the responsibility. Next comes your understanding of how to carry the firearm such that it never becomes a threat to the mankind or animals etc. It should not bring in feelings of terror by the way you hold or handle it. And hence, it’s necessary that you understand the safest firearm holding and carrying techniques while you are in a public place.
The firearm holding basics
- Ensure that the safety lock is on
- Your finger must be off or away from the trigger guard
- The muzzle of the firearm should be pointed in a direction that’s safe
- Do not load the gun until you need to fire it
The firearm carrying safe positions
- When there is none at your front, then you can carry the firearm at your side on your elbow.
- You can carry the gun as a sling on your shoulder while you keep it straight and supported against your body in a vertical position.
- Simply holding the gun in the middle while the muzzle is pointed below is a good way to carry.
- Holding the gun with both hands while the muzzle is pointed at an angle diagonal to your shoulder is a smart and safe position.
- You may just use one hand and elbow to hold the gun at front diagonal against the shoulder as you would cradle a baby.
- You may simple rest the gun at an angle on one shoulder the muzzle diagonally facing up behind you against the ground.
While the positions described above are good for a big gun or firearm, there are some other tips for carrying a loaded handgun, which also you should know.
Safe positions for a loaded handgun
There are a few things to keep in mind for carrying a handgun safely.
- Keep the gun protected
- Use a good belt and holster to carry the gun compact and safe against your body.
- Do not hold and touch the gun unnecessarily unless required. Avoid taking in hand frequently.
Also you must keep the gun away from kids and children and also should not place it in hands who never handled one. These safety guidelines would always keep you and people around you protected from any unintentional misuse of the firearm or any accident.