Firearm Safety

As a responsible supplier of firearms, Hi-Point believes no issue is more important than gun safety. That's why we include a safety sheet with every firearm sold, and summarize that information on our website. We strongly urge you to learn and practice the following guidelines to help ensure safe handling of your firearm and help prevent accidents. Additionally, we encourage you to complete an approved firearm safety training course.

Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded

Think of it this way: "When the action is open the firearm is safe - When the action is closed the firearm is always to be considered loaded." Simply put, when the action is open the firearm can not be fired.

Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction

A safe direction is any direction where an accidental discharge will not cause injury or damage. In a house or other type of building, the safest direction is angled down toward the floor with the muzzle of the weapon pointed toward a corner.

Always keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot

It feels natural to place your finger within the trigger guard but this is an unsafe practice. The best place to rest the trigger finger is above the trigger guard along the frame of the firearm. The only time your finger should be on the trigger is when you are ready to shoot. Learning this habit will help prevent an accidental discharge.

Always know your target, backstop, and beyond

It's always important to know what your target is but it's just as important to know what lies beyond your target - and what's going to stop the bullet. Remember - a bullet can travel a considerable distance (up to 1 mile) and YOU are responsible for the actions of that bullet. It's important to get familiar with your ammunition. Some have more power or velocity than others even when used in the same firearm.

Always store your firearms away from unauthorized persons

It is very important to store firearms in a safe place - ideally in a gun safe. You must make the firearm inaccessible to anyone who may not know how to operate it safely. This includes children, mentally disabled or elderly people with any form of dementia. In addition, ammunition should be stored separate from the weapon. All Hi-Point firearms come with a free gun lock. Please use it!

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