Hey guys, Gerald here with US Arms. The five basic tenants of gun safety is always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Always know your target and what’s beyond that target. You can go on YouTube and Google and find stupid gun stuff and you will find people accidentally discharging. Shooting holes in the ceiling, shooting their tv.
And my dad, when he was a kid, he shot the tv. That wasn’t me, but my dad told that story right up to the day he died. I laughed every time I heard it because it was just a funny story to me. But we said all that to get to actual firearms. Firearm safety is the same across any platform.
It’s the same whether it’s a pistol like this Glock, or if it’s an AR platform like what we have here, or if it’s a bolt action or if it’s a shotgun. You never, ever point at anything you don’t intend to destroy, and you always treat every gun as if it’s loaded, even if you can look at it and tell that it’s not.
Because you never know when accidents can happen and we don’t want to be that guy and make the news for doing something either negligent or stupid. One of the things that I like to teach to new gun users, especially with semi-automatic handguns or with semi-automatic rifles, is there’s three places you should be aware of.
Once the slide is locked to the rear, you should be checking to see if there’s a magazine inside the chamber inside the magwell that is able to feed ammunition. Literally stick your finger in there. You should check the bolt face to see if there’s a bullet there. And then you should check the chamber to see if there’s a bullet there.
If there is nothing there, then that firearm is safe, but still treated as though it’s not. It’s the same thing with this AR platform.
When you look at it, it is basically the same premise as this Glock sitting here. The only thing is we have to pull here is the bolt carrier group. And engage the bolt lock to open it up. Now we can physically check into the magwell, to the bolt face and to the chamber. Now we have a safe fire.
You see, guys, it only takes just a few seconds to be safe. One mistake can ruin the rest of your life. You don’t want to be that guy on the news that says, I didn’t know it was loaded. Please be safe with these firearms. They’re a tool, but they can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong people and they can be dangerous if misused.
So we just want to reach out to y’all if you have any questions you. Feel free to drop ’em into comments down below and we’ll answer ’em as best we can. If there’s anything that you generally need or if you wanna purchase one of our fine firearms, reach out to us. We, we’d love to hear from you.
Thank you. Y’all have a good day to see you, U.S. Arms signing off.