NEVER RELY ON ANY MECHANICAL SAFETY MECHANISM
A mechanical safety is NOT a substitute for thought and caution on your part. Your air rifle or air gun comes equipped with an effective, well-designed safety device. NO safety, however positive or well-designed, should be trusted. Like all mechanical devices, the safety is subject to breakage or malfunction and can be adversely affected by wear, abuse, dirt, corrosion, incorrect assembly, improper adjustment or repair, or lack of maintenance.
There is no such thing as a safety which is child-proof or which can prevent accidental discharge from improper use, carelessness, or horseplay. The best safety mechanism is your own good sense; USE IT! Always handle your air rifle or air gun as though you expect the safety NOT to work!
Never point any air rifle or air gun at any part of your body or at another person. No one will be injured if you obey this rule, even if an accidental discharge occurs. Leave the safety on when loading your air gun and until you are ready to shoot with the air gun pointed at the target! Always keep your fingers off the trigger and point the muzzle in a safe direction when engaging or disengaging the safety.
When applying the safety, be certain to move it fully into position. On some models a red warning dot is located beside the safety; when the safety is fully on, the red dot should be completely covered. Always remember, half-safe is NOT SAFE!
Never carry any air gun with a round in the chamber and the safety off.