A mnemonic that is helping me remember the 4 main points of gun safety: down, left, right, ahead. Picture yourself standing, a pistol on the table in front of you, and a target on the wall straight ahead. Look down, you'll see your hands, and in particular, your trigger finger, which of course you want "off" the trigger until you're ready to shoot. Left is the chamber, which is "always loaded". Right is the muzzle, which you never want to point at anything you don't want to destroy. Up ahead is the target, which you want to be sure of, and everything behind it up to the maximum range of your weapon.
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