Rifled Slug Gun Safety

From the time you pick up a firearm 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. Please read the following safety rules carefully and follow them always. Develop safe shooting habits and remember, firearm safety is up to you.

Gun Safety

  1. 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.
  2. Before handling any firearm make sure that the weapon is completely unloaded, When cleaning, checking/changing choke tubes, and any time you are not actually attempting to shoot the firearm, make sure the weapon is empty and completely unloaded.
  3. Do not rely on your firearm’s safety device, Treat every firearm as though it were loaded and could fire at any time.
  4. The Safety on the RSG does not have to be moved from the ‘On Position’ to open the bolt. This allows the bolt to be cycled to unload the magazine safely.
  5. The Safety on the RSG is engaged when the Safety Arm is in the rear-most position marked “S”. Pushing it to the forward-most position will allow the RSG to be fired if the trigger is depressed.
  6. Be sure the barrel of your gun is clear of obstructions (i.e., cleaning patches, etc.,) before each usage. This is especially important if your RSG is equipped with a muzzle brake.
  7. Become familiar with the mechanical and handling characteristics of your gun prior to using it for the first time.
  8. Only shoot-in your RSG slug gun at a designated shooting range. Know your backstop area. Have a look at websites like RE Ranger to find accessories.
  9. 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.
  10. Wear hearing and eye protection when practicing with any firearm.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Always keep your gun’s muzzle pointed downward during foul weather conditions.

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 or any other firearm!!