Fire A Shot Gun

You’re going to need shotgun shells to fire a shotgun.

In theory, firing a shotgun is as easy as pulling the trigger. However, there are a few steps that need to be observed for proper technique, and there are also variances between shooting a single-barreled and a double-barreled shotgun. As with any gun, it is always important to treat the firearm as if it is loaded all the time. Also remember to open the breech when the gun is not in use.

Instructions

Single-barreled

1. Push the lever to break open the shotgun`s breach. Load your shotgun by placing a shell directly into the barrel.

2. Shut the breech by pushing the front of the gun up until it snaps into place, creating a straight line with your handle and the barrel. Ensure that the safety is on until you are ready to shoot.

3. Aim the gun, following your target if it is moving. Breathe deeply to steady your hands. With one hand on the barrel and one hand pulling the trigger, fire your gun.

4. Open the beech and grab the empty shell from the barrel. Put it in your pocket or in a sack.

Double-Barreled

5. Push the lever to break open the shotgun`s breach. Load your shotgun with two shells, one in each barrel.

6. Shut the breech by pushing up the front of the gun, creating a straight line between your handle and the barrels. Ensure the safety is on until you are ready to shoot.

7. Aim the gun, following your target if it is moving. Breathe deeply to steady your hands. With one hand on the barrel grip and one hand pulling the trigger, fire your first trigger, the one closest to your hand. Fire the second shell by pulling the other trigger.

8. Open the breech and grab the shells from the barrels. Put them into your pocket or in a sack.