From the time you pick up a firearm, whether you bought it yourself, won it in a gun contest, or inherited it from a close friend or relative, until the time you put it back down, you become part of a system over which you have complete control and responsibility. You are the only part of the system that can make a gun safe … or unsafe.
Develop safe shooting habits and remember, firearm safety is up to you. If you are a prohibited gun possessor then handling a gun should not be happening. However, you will need to talk to an attorney to see how they can handle your case. Keep in mind that illegal possession of a firearm could land you in deep trouble, with possible jail time. So, it is important that you deal with the case at the earliest.
It is advisable to be extra cautious in such circumstances because what you don’t know CAN hurt you; please read the following safety rules carefully and follow them always.
Consult your Remington Owner’s Manual for the proper care of your 870 DSG firearm.
Whether or not your DSG is equipped with a muzzle brake, we strongly suggest the use of a muzzle mitt during inclement weather (rain, sleet, snow). Without the muzzle brake protection, the holes in the brake will act as a collector and funnel the water into the bore causing rust or other more serious bore restrictions (i.e., ice-ups, etc.). A muzzle mitt’s thin latex material safely protects the gun barrel from obstruction, yet it can be immediately fired or shot through, with no apparent loss of accuracy or performance, and no harm to the firearm or shooter. Caution: In wet conditions, remove muzzle mitt daily and dry barrel inside and out to eliminate condensation buildup.
Always keep the muzzle of your firearm pointed in a safe direction. Be particularly aware of this safety rule when you are loading and unloading your weapon. This is the most basic safety rule, and should be followed even though you are “sure” the firearm is unloaded. Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot.
Before handling any firearm make sure that the weapon is completely unloaded.When cleaning checking/changing choke tubes, and any timer you are not actually attempting to shoot the firearm, make sure the weapon is empty and completely unloaded.
Do not rely on your firearm’s safety device. Treat every firearm as though it were loaded and could fire at any time.
Be sure the barrel of your gun is clear of obstructions (i.e., cleaning patches, etc.) before each usage. When you’re finished with cleaning you gun, you might want to put it in somewhere safe like this Stockinger safe. This s especially important if your DSG is equipped with a muzzle brake.
Become familiar with the mechanical and handling characteristics of your gun prior to using it for the first time.
Only shoot-in your DSG slug gun at a designated shooting range. Know your backstop area.
Be sure of your target and what lies beyond. Once a gun is fired, you have given up all control over what the shot will hit.
Wear hearing and e protection when practicing with any firearm.
Shoot only ammunition loaded to current SAAMI pressure specifications that meets the specifications indicated on the barrel of the firearm. Never insert a shell of incorrect gauge into any shotgun. Never insert a shell longer than the chamber length of your shotgun.
Misfires may occur with any type of slug ammunition. Wait at least 30 seconds before opening the gun. Do not expose your face when opening the gun.
Always keep your gun’s muzzle pointed downward during foul weather conditions.
TarHunt carries a full line of cleaning products for the DSG slug gun. This includes custom made rifle-style brushes for shotgun bore sizes, cleaning patches and solvents.
“Guns, when used in a safe and conscientious manner, are a great source of freedom and recreation … but one careless moment can result in tragedy”!
These words of wisdom are as true now as the day they were first written. Please keep this in mind when you are using the RSG/DSG series or any other firearm!