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Button Safety

  • Common on pump and semi-automatic shotguns
  • A simple push-button action that blocks the trigger or hammer
  • Usually located at the trigger guard or ahead of the hammer
Cross-bolt safety on trigger

Slide or Tang Safety

  • Common on some break-action shotguns
  • A sliding bar or button that blocks the firing action
  • Located on the tang (a metal strip behind the receiver) of break-action firearms
Slide safety on the tang of a break-action shotgun

Slide Safety on the Tang of a Break-Action Shotgun

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