Caring for your gun

Guns require more than just regular cleaning and maintenance. In order to ensure the safety of yourself, those around you, and your gun itself, it is essential that you take proper care of your firearm. This includes storage, transport, and use of the weapon. Let’s take a closer look at why proper gun care is so important.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

The most basic element of proper gun care is regular cleaning and maintenance. This includes wiping down the barrel after each use to remove any debris or dust that has built up during shooting sessions. It also means regularly lubricating all metal parts to keep them in good working order and prevent rust from forming. Additionally, it means checking all screws and bolts to make sure they are secure before using the weapon. Finally, it entails inspecting all moving parts for any signs of wear or damage before using the gun.

Safe Storage

Safe storage practices are essential in keeping guns out of the wrong hands (or paws) and preventing accidental or intentional misuse of weapons. When not in use, all firearms should be stored unloaded with their action open (open bolt/chamber). The gun should be locked away from prying eyes either in a safe or with a trigger lock installed on it. Firearms should never be stored loaded as this increases the risk of unintentional discharge from human error or mishandling by an unauthorized person or curious pet.

Transport Safety

It’s important to remember that transporting firearms requires extra precautions for safety reasons as well as for legal compliance in certain jurisdictions. Depending on where you live, there may be laws governing how you must transport your firearm if you plan on taking it outside your home or property line. Generally speaking, firearms should always be transported unloaded with their actions open inside a secure container such as a hard-sided case or holster specifically designed for transporting firearms safely.


Proper gun care goes beyond regular cleaning and maintenance; it encompasses storing your firearm safely when not in use, transporting it securely when taking it off-site, and following safety protocols when handling it while shooting at a range or elsewhere outdoors. All these steps will help ensure that you’re doing everything possible to keep yourself safe while protecting those around you from potential harm due to negligence related to improper gun care practices. Taking these steps will also help maintain your firearm’s value over time—something every responsible gun owner wants.