TO THE INDUSTRY?
With the launch of our GlitterGunz™ coating, we've noticed that we've been introducing a lot of new people to the firearms industry! We will always be an advocate for our 2nd amendment rights, but we want to encourage safe and educated practices at the same time.
See below for safety tips and more information to consider!
BASIC FIREARM SAFETY
receive the proper training
Shooting requires a lot of attention and technique. Lack of knowledge and training can result in potential serious injury, or worse.
There is no shame in starting with little-to-no knowledge. It is much easier to receive the proper training and technique upfront than it is to attempt to correct bad habits that have already developed later on. Please do not hesitate to reach out to a certified trainer in your area to learn proper shooting techniques and basic weapons maintenance.
Some of the classes and instructions we might recommend are:
• Basic Pistol Shooting (For handgun beginners)
• Basic Rifle Shooting (For rifle beginners)
• Concealed Carry Certification Course
• Home Defense Course
• Active Shooter Course
• Intermediate - Advanced Shooting Course
There are a lot of nuances in this industry - we want our customers to be safe AND efficient!
KNOW YOUR LAWS
There are rules and regulations all around the firearms industry that can result in potential felonies should they not be followed. Please be aware of and follow all Federal, State, and Local laws that are applicable to you.
It is up to YOU to know and follow these rules and regulations. You can typically find these located on your state's website as well as the ATF's website. If you are unsure of any laws that may/may not be listed, please consult legal counsel.
Concealed Carry Courses are a great place to start with learning your basic laws.
DO NOT BRANDISH YOUR FIREARM
We know! These firearms are BEAUTIFUL! However, please do not brandish or improperly exhibit your firearm. This could be a potential felony!
So “brandishing” or “improper exhibition” or “defensive display” or “unlawful display” (or whatever your state and jurisdiction calls it) depends specifically on your state and jurisdiction. Very generally, however, for an operating definition “brandishing” means to display, show, wave, or exhibit the firearm in a manner which another person might find threatening. You can see how widely and differently this can subjectively be interpreted by different “reasonable” individuals and entities. The crime can actually be committed, in some states, by not even pointing a firearm at someone. In some states, it’s a misdemeanor crime. In others, a felony. So focus, think rationally, know your state’s law, and be careful out there.
Proper care and maintenance is important to the functionality of the firearm. Cleaning a firearm is a non-negotiable necessity to owning a safe and reliable firearm. Regular cleaning is important for your gun to correctly and safely operate. Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its life. Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used.
Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded. The gun's action should be open during the cleaning process. Be sure that no ammunition is present in the cleaning area.
Please consult the manufacturer's manual or receive proper, professional training before attempting to assemble/disassemble a firearm.
A gun brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting. Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from properly operating.
See our Care Instructions page for more information on how to maintain the integrity of your glitter coating.
USING THE CORRECT AMMUNITION
You must assume the serious responsibility of using only the correct ammunition for your firearm. Read and heed all warnings, including those that appear in the gun’s instruction manual and on the ammunition boxes.
Using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious, personal injury. It only takes one cartridge of improper caliber or gauge to wreck your gun and only a second to check each one as you load it. Be absolutely certain that the ammunition you are using matches the specifications that are contained within the gun’s instruction manual and the manufacturer’s markings on the firearm.
Firearms are designed, manufactured and tested to standards based upon those of factory loaded ammunition. Handloaded or reloaded ammunition deviating from pressures generated by factory loads or from component recommendations specified in reputable handloading manuals can be dangerous and can cause severe damage to guns and serious injury to the shooter. Do not use improper reloads or ammunition made of unknown components.
Ammunition that has become very wet or has been submerged in water should be discarded in a safe manner. Do not spray oil or solvents on ammunition or place ammunition in excessively lubricated firearms. Poor ignition, unsatisfactory performance or damage to your firearm and harm to yourself or others could result from using such ammunition.
Form the habit of examining every cartridge you put into your gun. Never use damaged or substandard ammunition — the money you save is not worth the risk of possible injury or a ruined gun.
EAR AND EYE PROTECTION
Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and hot gasses that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protection should be worn by shooters and spectators.
BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING
Before you load your firearm, open the action (completely pull back the slide) and be certain that no ammunition is in the chamber or magazine. Be sure the barrel is clear of any obstruction.
Even a small bit of mud, snow, excess lubricating oil or grease in the bore can cause dangerously increased pressures, causing the barrel to bulge or even burst on firing. This can cause serious injury to the shooter and bystanders. Make it a habit to clean the bore and check for obstructions with a cleaning rod immediately before you shoot it.
If the noise or recoil on firing seems weak or doesn’t seem quite “right,” cease firing immediately and be sure to check that no obstruction or projectile has become lodged in the barrel.
DON’T ALTER OR MODIFY YOUR GUN, AND HAVE GUNS SERVICED REGULARLY
Firearms are complicated mechanisms that are designed by experts to function properly in their original condition. Any alteration or change made to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun dangerous and will usually void any factory warranties. Do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others by altering the trigger, safety or other mechanism of any firearm or allowing unqualified persons to repair or modify a gun. You’ll usually ruin an expensive gun. Don’t do it!
Your gun is a mechanical device that will not last forever and is subject to wear. As such, it requires periodic inspection, adjustment and service. Check with the manufacturer of your firearm for recommended servicing.
Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons
Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns. A person's particular situation will be a major part of the consideration. Dozens of gun storage devices, as well as locking devices that attach directly to the gun, are available. However, mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail and should not be used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance of all gun-safety rules.
Never use alcohol, over-the-counter drugs or prescription drugs before or while shooting
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.