• FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT IN USE

    Firearms should be loaded only when ready to shoot. When not in use, firearms and ammunition should be stored in a safe place, separate from each other. It is your responsibility to secure your firearm to deter unauthorized use.

  • DON’T ALTER OR MODIFY YOUR GUN, AND HAVE GUNS SERVICED REGULARLY

    Firearms are complicated mechanisms that are designed by experts to function properly in their original condition. Any alteration or change made to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun dangerous and will usually void any factory warranties. Do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others by altering the trigger, safety or other mechanism of any firearm or allowing unqualified persons to repair or modify a gun. You’ll usually ruin an expensive gun. Don’t do it!

    Your gun is a mechanical device that will not last forever and is subject to wear. As such, it requires periodic inspection, adjustment and service. Check with the manufacturer of your firearm for recommended servicing.

  • NEVER RELY ON FIREARM’S “SAFETY”

    The “safety” on a firearm is a mechanical device, which can become inoperable at any given time. Treat a firearm as if it can fire at any given time.

  • LEARN THE MECHANICAL AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIREARM YOU ARE USING

    Not all firearms are the same. The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical characteristics of each gun. Since guns can be so different, never handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarized yourself with the particular type of firearm you are using, the safe gun handling rules for loading, unloading, carrying and handling that firearm, and the rules of safe gun handling in general.

    For example, many handgun manufacturers recommend that their handguns always be carried with the hammer down on an empty chamber. This is particularly true for older single-action revolvers, but applies equally to some double-action revolvers or semiautomatic pistols. You should always read and refer to the instruction manual you received with your gun, or if you have misplaced the manual, simply contact the manufacturer for a free copy.

    Having a gun in your possession is a full-time job. You cannot guess; you cannot forget. You must know how to use, handle and store your firearm safely. Do not use any firearm without having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and safe use. There is no such thing as a foolproof gun.

  • BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING

    Before you load your firearm, open the action and be certain that no ammunition is in the chamber or magazine. Be sure the barrel is clear of any obstruction. Even a small bit of mud, snow, excess lubricating oil or grease in the bore can cause dangerously increased pressures, causing the barrel to bulge or even burst on firing, which can cause injury to the shooter and bystanders. Make it a habit to clean the bore and check for obstructions with a cleaning rod immediately before you shoot it. If the noise or recoil on firing seems weak or doesn’t seem quite “right,” cease firing immediately and be sure to check that no obstruction or projectile has become lodged in the barrel.

    Placing a smaller gauge or caliber cartridge into a gun (such as a 20-gauge shell in a 12-gauge shotgun) can result in the smaller cartridge falling into the barrel and acting as a bore obstruction when a cartridge of proper size is fired. This can cause a burst barrel or worse. This is really a case where “haste makes waste.” You can easily avoid this type of accident by paying close attention to each cartridge you insert into your firearm.

  • ALWAYS POINT IN A SAFE DIRECTION

    As the most basic safety rule, do not point your firearm at something you do not intend to shoot. This is particularly important when loading and unloading your firearm. In the event of an accidental discharge, if the firearm is pointed in a safe direction, no injuries will occur.

    Always assume a firearm is loaded, even when it is not.

  • ALWAYS KNOW WHERE YOUR SHOT IS GOING TO STRIKE

    Do not shoot unless you know exactly what your shot will strike and be sure that there is nothing behind your intended target. Be sure that your shot will not injure anyone or anything behind your target.

    Be aware that even a 22 short bullet can travel over 1 1/4 miles and a high velocity cartridge, such as a 30-06, can send its bullet more than 3 miles. Shotgun pellets can travel 500 yards, and shotgun slugs have a range of over half a mile.

    You should keep in mind how far a bullet will travel if it misses your intended target or ricochets in another direction.

  • IF YOUR GUN FAILS TO FIRE WHEN THE TRIGGER IS PULLED, HANDLE WITH CARE!

    Occasionally, a cartridge may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If this occurs, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your face away from the breech. Then, carefully open the action, unload the firearm and dispose of the cartridge in a safe way.

    Any time there is a cartridge in the chamber, your gun is loaded and ready to fire even if you’ve tried to shoot and it did not go off. It could go off at any time, so you must always remember Rule #1 and watch that muzzle!

    Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.

  • USE CORRECT AMMUNITION

    You must assume the serious responsibility of using only the correct ammunition for your firearm. Read and heed all warnings, including those that appear in the gun’s instruction manual and on the ammunition boxes.

    Using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious personal injury. It only takes one cartridge of improper caliber or gauge to wreck your gun, and only a second to check each one as you load it. Be absolutely certain that the ammunition you are using matches the specifications that are contained within the gun’s instruction manual and the manufacturer’s markings on the firearm.

    Firearms are designed, manufactured and proof tested to standards based upon those of factory loaded ammunition. Handloaded or reloaded ammunition deviating from pressures generated by factory loads or from component recommendations specified in reputable handloading manuals can be dangerous, and can cause severe damage to guns and serious injury to the shooter. Do not use improper reloads or ammunition made of unknown components.

    Ammunition that has become very wet or has been submerged in water should be discarded in a safe manner. Do not spray oil or solvents on ammunition or place ammunition in excessively lubricated firearms. Poor ignition, unsatisfactory performance or damage to your firearm and harm to yourself or others could result from using such ammunition.

    Form the habit of examining every cartridge you put into your gun. Never use damaged or substandard ammunition — the money you save is not worth the risk of possible injury or a ruined gun.

  • ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING

    All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and some form of hearing protectors while shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing, and adequate vision protection is essential. Shooting glasses guard against twigs, falling shot, clay target chips and the rare ruptured case or firearm malfunction. Wearing eye protection when disassembling and cleaning any gun will also help prevent the possibility of springs, spring tension parts, solvents or other agents from contacting your eyes. There is a wide variety of eye and ear protectors available. No target shooter, plinker or hunter should ever be without them.

    Most rules of shooting safety are intended to protect you and others around you, but this rule is for your protection alone. Furthermore, having your hearing and eyes protected will make your shooting easier and will help improve your enjoyment of the shooting sports.

SAFETY UPGRADE NOTICE

 

If you own an EAA Witness style semi-automatic pistol bearing a serial number between AE00000 to AE70000, please read this Notice. It is important to note, this does not apply to firearms with serial numbers beginning with EA.

 

EXAMPLE: EA12345 is not included in the safety upgrade, whereas AE12345 is included.

 

Owners of the above designated Witness pistols should immediately field strip the pistol and send the slide assembly to European American Armory Corp, 1426 King Street, Cocoa, FL 32922. Upon receipt, European American Armory Corp. will replace the original firing pin with an upgraded firing pin for your pistol.

Please follow the instructions and warnings in the Owners’ Manual and do not disassemble your pistol beyond a field strip. Any disassembly beyond a field strip should only be performed by a qualified gunsmith. In particular, the firing pin should never be removed by you. If the firing pin is removed, it must be re-installed correctly by a qualified gunsmith or the EAA Corp. service center. If the firing pin is installed incorrectly in an upside-down position, it may adversely affect the operation of your pistol and its safeties. If your pistol is not operating properly, discontinue using it and take it to a qualified gunsmith or send it to the European American Armory Corp. service center immediately.

Thank you for your attention to this Notice.

Please submit a support ticket here:  https://eaacorp.odoo.com/helpdesk/service-support-1/submit  if you have any questions regarding this Notice.

SAFETY UPGRADE NOTICE for RETAILER AND GUNSMITHS

Any pistols bearing a serial number between the ranges of AE00000 to AE70000 should receive a firing pin Safety Upgrade. If a pistol is returned to you for service, please advise the owner that the slide assembly will be removed and returned to European American Armory Corp, 1426 King Street, Cocoa, FL 32922. Upon receipt, European American Armory Corp. will replace with original firing pin with an upgraded firing pin.

Owners should also be advised to follow the instructions and warnings in the Owners’ Manual and not disassemble a pistol beyond a field strip. Owners should be advised that any disassembly beyond a field strip should only be performed by a qualified gunsmith. In particular, the firing pin should never be removed by the owner. If the firing pin is removed, it must be re-installed correctly. If the firing pin is installed incorrectly in an upside-down position, it may adversely affect the operation of the pistol and its safeties. If the owner’s pistol is not functioning properly, the owner should discontinue using it and take it to a qualified gunsmith or European American Armory Corp. service center immediately.

Thank you for your attention to this Notice.

Please submit a support ticket here:  https://eaacorp.odoo.com/helpdesk/service-support-1/submit  if you have any questions regarding this Notice.