Shooting a gun may be difficult for many people, if you are learning how to shoot for some training or to practice self-defense, then you need to read this article, it will help you to do it in a right and safe way. 

Be Accompanied 

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You better be with someone who knows about it, who can be there for you if you have a problem with your gun and can help you if the gun is stuck. A person who will remember you all the instructions to manage a weapon, maybe a policeman, an instructor, or someone who has been in some kind of school. 

Always Manage The Gun Like Is Loaded 

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According to the firearms Decalogue, the best way to learn is to handle the gun as if it were loaded, even if you know that it is not, and also keep it unloaded until you are ready to shoot, it is safer and better to hold the gun in the correct way, so you can avoid some accidents, problems or an injury.  

Load The Gun Carefully 

When you are going to load the gun you must be very careful, check the ammunition and if is dirty clean it. Dirty ammunition can cause accidents, and you better watch that everything is alright every time you are loading the firearm. You have to be sure about what you are going to do. 

Protect Your Body 

You must protect your body the first time you shoot a gun, you need to keep safe your ears from the sound of the shoot, and take care of your eyes wearing glasses, so hot gases, and shells won’t hurt you. Prevent injuries protecting you and keep doing it until you are sure and learn completely to shoot a gun, remember that it can kill you. 

Look For A Target 

If you look for a target and then you shoot the gun you prevent some accidents. The target must be in a place where you can see it easily, without obstacles, do not point your gun to some place or person you are not going to shoot, point it to your objective before you press the trigger and hold it with both hands. 

Shooting a gun for the first time and the right way can be difficult; it is not like in the movies. If you keep in mind these tips, you can learn in a safe way how to do it.