We hope no one would be in a situation where they would need to put to use some of these safety tips. However, anticipating and preparing for a risk is a prudent decision for any homeowner. Failure to contemplate and adequately prepare for security incidences often leaves a trail of causalities. Therefore, a prepared homeowner is more likely to come out safe from any security threat. In the section below, we discuss some of these safety tips. They include:
- Know your handgun location at all times.
Conventionally, it is advisable that a licensed gun holder is always aware of where they keep their gun. This ensures that the gun can easily be drawn when the need arises. Therefore, the gun should be stored where it can easily be retrieved and put into use within the shortest amount of time possible. However, a gun should be stored far away from children, convicted felons or any other unauthorized individuals. This practice increases your safety and in most cases, it serves to deter potential attacks. If a gun is not secured well it could very well turn out to be a security risk.
- Learn how to shoot with both hands. It is not certain when you may need to pull the trigger using your non-dominant hand.
A substantive proportion of homeowners are right-handed and would have a problem shooting with their left hand. To enhance our security, we should continuously train to learn to shoot using both hands. There may be circumstances, which demand that you use your non-dominant hand to fire at the enemy. Failure to fire appropriately renders you vulnerable. In most cases, a target is missed because you are not in control of the gun when using the non-dominant hand. You don’t have to be an expert but you should at least be comfortable shooting with your non-dominant hand. Therefore, practice using both hands in order to stay safe and proficient.
- Do you have ammo? Keep it stocked.
You always need to know how many rounds ready you have for your gun. At every time, ensure you have enough ammunition to sustain a battle in case one arises. Imagine a situation where you only have five rounds and you are attacked. How would you use the five rounds to come out safe from the attack? This will put you in a very ugly situation.
- Know the safe places of your home.
Every house or apartment has its safe places. It is essential for every homeowner to understand safe places in their homes. These are places you will run to in case of an attack. Failure to undertake this due diligence will expose a homeowner and subject him/her to irreparable damages. All home dwellers should be trained about safe places in their home. Training on safe locations in a home may save a life in the case of a security breach.
Remember, police take time, it is up to you to protect yourself and your family.