Keep the muzzle pointed away from you and others at all times.
2. Keep firearm pointed in a safe direction
A safe direction includes:
- Zero damage to persons (including yourself)
- Minimal property damage
- Never point a firearm at someone unless you're prepared to kill them.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you've made the decision to fire
Your finger is your primary safety.
4. Make positive target identification
Know your target and what's behind it.