Chapter 4: Firearm Maintenance You should clean your gun regularly if you want to make sure that it will work safely and correctly every time you use it. Guns that are poorly maintained may malfunction, which can mean certain death in some situations. It may explode in your hands or misfire, things that you never want to happen (especially during a gunfight). If you will take care of your firearm properly, you will be able to maintain its excellent condition and prolong its life. In general, your gun must be cleaned after every use. This will help you remove the dust particles created each time the gun is fired. The dust particles may cause corrosion and mechanical failures, so they should be removed regularly. Also, guns that are stored for a long period …show more content…
Unload your firearm – Before cleaning your gun, make sure that it is unloaded and that there are no ammunition in the area. Many people have lost their lives by not following this simple rule. Remember: a gun is a deadly weapon. You can never be too careful when holding one. Cleaning a gun while it is loaded may cause fatal injuries. 2. Disassemble the gun – You have to dismantle your firearm in order to clean it thoroughly. However, you should always follow the instructions provided by the gun manufacturer. This is important since taking a gun apart carelessly may result to problems in assembling it later. Rifles and semi-automatic handguns often need to be stripped into their main parts (slide, barrel, magazine, frame, etc.). Shotguns and revolvers don’t have to be stripped this way. You just have to open the action and clean the gun’s internal and external parts. 3. Clean the barrel – Attach the patch onto the cleaning rod and put some cleaning solvent on it. Insert the rod into the barrel’s rear end. You should never insert the rod through the gun’s muzzle because it may cause mechanical failures. Work on the barrel by pushing and pulling the cleaning rod until all the powder and oil residues are
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The bolt is now removed from the action by pulling the handle up and back, then swinging the bolt stop outward at the same time. To remove the firing pin assembly Chick Blood tells us to place a punch or piece of drill rod in the hole in the bolt body to act as a handle when working on the firing pin assembly. This punch is not to be removed until after reassembly.
In order to protect children and their family members, they should be taught the proper way on how to shoot guns. Gun safety needs to be taught to children to promote more respect for firearms while improving education and decreasing gun violence (Foley). Many accidental shootings happened in America in the past two or three years. One example is, a three year old accidentally reach into his pregnant mother’s purse and took out her pistol and shot his mom and dad. Now the child has to live with all that for the rest of his life knowing he shot his mom and dad, in 2015 toddlers in the United State accidently shot one person per week.
This week article was Do-it-yourself Gunsmithing Mistakes by Jared Hinton and JJ Reich. In this article it discusses the very reason I want to become a gunsmith. I have to admit; I am scared to death to take a firearm apart more then the standard field striping. With the years I spent in the Military and personal gun use I have seen many people go beyond what they are trained in and bring a bag of parts back to the armor and it is not a pretty sight.
You ought to get rid of it. It shoots wild. The bore is probably rusted,” exclaims Dwight. Since he is so upset with how he performed with the gun, he decided to give it away. At the end of the competition, they announce the winner, which happened to be Rosemary, and Dwight becomes very upset.
‘’Guns are responsible for over thirty-three thousand deaths in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).. In 2014, the CDC reported that 11,008 of the 15,872 homicides committed in the United States that year involved a firearm. Of the 42,826 suicides reported that year, 21,386 involved a firearm. These statistics have inspired efforts at the federal and state levels to enact gun control legislation to reduce crime and violence’’(‘’Gun Control’’). According to the statistic guns are held for over 33,000 deaths in the United States.
Introduction to under bed gun safes For most people, gun ownership is primarily to provide protection. Whether it is protection for yourself, your family, your loved ones, or for property, guns are considered as weapons that can secure and save. For this reason, many of us choose to have guns in our homes and offices. We feel more secure if we have guns handy and easily accessible in times of great need. Gun ownership, of course, entails big responsibility for gun owners.
You should have to go through some sort of class and proper care. You should have a constant checkup. I think all of this is worth it, because it’s worth it to save lives. I feel like we all need to make gun safety a lot more serious, because it’s not the old days anymore. Times have changed a ton and people have changed with it.
The use of and the owning of guns is a very hot and debated topic in society today. For many, this is a life and death debate due to the recent and numerous school shootings. These school shootings have caused an outcry for more gun control, specifically in relation to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Despite these calls, increased gun control is not the answer. Most gun owners’ use their guns responsibly and for good purposes.
Now a days it is easy to come home from a hunt and be to excited to clean your kill or to do other things and forget to clean your weapon. By taking that time after every hunt, you can make sure that the gun you love will work for a lifetime. Cleaning your gun will stop it from rusting in and on the barrel and on the trigger mechanism of your gun. So the first thing you can do to get that perfect shot is to clean your gun. The first step you need to do when you are getting ready to clean your shotgun.
A weapon in the wrongs hands is the maximum danger humanity can face. Nowadays, violence and delinquency in society are viewed as the maximum problem solver. Humanity is full of chaos; hate and envy seize our souls. Guns are the ultimate security for some citizens but for others, these add to a feeling of defenselessness. Throughout history, any topic related to guns means a plethora of problems.
This is why it is imperative to understand how the gun works in order to use it safely and “do not shoot the gun unless you know you have the proper ammunition” (NRA 7). When ejecting the ammunition, pull back the action and let the magazine fall out of the gun. The action is the mechanism that chambers the bullet when pulled back and the magazine is the storage for bullets not being used. To aim the gun, line up the sight with the target and fire. The sight is a device located on top of the gun barrel which assists with aiming a gun.
Even though there are many people argue “the guns do not kill people but people do”. However, Evan DeFilippis states, in his article “Debunking the Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People Myth”, that the gun itself is not able to harm, and guns become harmful when people hold them. He highlights that when people hold a gun, they tend to kill more often and more efficiency than those who do not have a gun. He illustrates this is because the environment may affect people’s behaviors. If the surrounding environment is that everyone has a gun, people become more fractious and they may not able to control themselves under extreme emotions.
Title: Gun Safety Rules and Tips Guns are inherently dangers and should be handled with care. Improper use, storage and care of firearms leads to unintentional deaths, injury or damage. If you are a firearm owner, a potential gun owner or a curious about the use and effects of guns, then learning about gun safety is essential. Gun safety rules are the recommendations given to minimize or eliminate accidental or negligent discharge and the consequences of malfunctioning firearms. They also impart knowledge on properly storing firearms.