Don’t Load Live Ammo In a New Firearm Until At the Range
Protect your life, your hearing, and your property. Don't load a brand new firearm until you're at the range.
Mechanical failures happen. Period. Any mechanical device will experience failure. Doesn’t matter if it’s a firearm or any other mechanical device. That is why the 4 rules of firearm safety never mention a safety. Reliance on a safety is how people get shot. Doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new firearm, a firearm from the most reputable manufacturers, or an old firearm – mechanical failures happen and the results can be fatal.
Because of that, it is a good idea to never load live ammo in a brand new firearm. Why? Because mechanical failures happen, particularly with firearms prone to slam fires, such as this one.
I couldn’t find the original source, so if someone knows who originally uploaded this video, please let me know.
A brand new shotgun simply going off when loaded. If you followed the rules of firearm safety, then no one would have been hurt – but there still would have been a blown out wall.
Protect your life, your hearing, and your property. Don’t load a brand new firearm until you’re at the range.
What is slam firing?
Written by Brian Purkiss - always a student, sometimes a teacher.
I don't consider myself a competition shooter - I think of myself as a performance pistol shooter. I am all about performing at as high of a level as possible. Towards that end, I am obsessive about learning how to perform. I spend a lot of my life learning from the best across the entire firearms world and even into other areas of performance and other sports. I am a USPSA Carry Optics Grandmaster, currently working towards my second GM title in the Open division.