To unload a firearm safely:
- Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
- Put the safety on if it is not already on.
- Keep your finger outside the trigger guard.
- Open the action.
- Remove the ammunition by first detaching the magazine. Eject cartridges or shells if it’s the only way to remove them.
- Make sure the gun is empty by visually checking both the chamber and the magazine well.