Just under 40% of Nebraska residents are gun owners. Because there are many gun owners in Omaha, as well as plenty of people who are planning on becoming gun owners in the near future, responsible gun ownership is an important topic to discuss. Since there is quite a bit that goes into being responsible as a gun owner, Big Red Locksmiths wants to touch on some of the key issues.
The Basics of Safe Shooting
Whenever you have a gun in your hands, it’s crucial to keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Whenever you have a gun in your hands, it’s critical to keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Although you may have heard an expression along the lines of “never point a firearm at something you don’t intend to shoot” countless times, that is a valuable rule for safe shooting.
When it comes to pointing in a safe direction, keep in mind that this doesn’t only mean away from yourself or others. As you’re holding a gun, you also need to be aware of any surface that might cause a bullet to ricochet.
How to Properly Store a Gun
There are two important aspects of properly storing a gun. The first is that a gun should be unloaded prior to being stored. So if you take a firearm out to a shooting range, be sure to discharge the firearm safely prior to putting it back into your vehicle. The other critical component of gun storage is to have a secure location.
When it comes to choosing a secure place for gun storage, a safe is the best option. Because a gun safe allows you to lock your firearm away, you will never have to worry about anyone accidentally getting their hands on it. Big Red Locksmiths while we can handle key replacement or repairs, we also carry a wide selection of high-quality gun safes and vaults.
Dealing with Issues Like Cleaning and Servicing
In addition to taking the time to learn how to clean your weapon properly, it’s important to find a qualified professional who can take care of any necessary service activities. Keeping up with your gun’s maintenance will protect it and help you avoid accidents that happen as a result of malfunctions.
Get the Right Safe for Your Gun in Omaha: (402) 554-0499
At Big Red Locksmiths, we carry a variety of gun safes and vaults. We offer an extensive selection because the ideal safe for your needs depends on a range of factors. Since the owner of a single handgun is going to need a different safe than someone who owns multiple shotguns, the best way to get the right safe for your particular needs is by working with us.
Whether you give us a call or visit us in person at our Omaha location, we’ll be able to talk about what you need and then provide you with the best recommendations. So if you want to feel confident that your firearms are fully secure when you’re not using them, visit us in person or give us a call at (402) 554-0499.