These rules form the foundation of safe gun handling. They are rigorously taught and strictly enforced in all our training courses, and will help to ensure your personal safety and the safety of those around you. 
 

Basic rules from Col. Jeff Cooper,    American Pistol Institute, 1977

Basic rules from Col. Jeff Cooper,
American Pistol Institute, 1977

4 Basic Rules of Gun Safety
 

1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

2. NEVER POINT a gun at ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

4. always be certain OF YOUR TARGET AND whats beyond it