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Don’t Load Live Ammo In a New Firearm Until 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?

Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.


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