To unload a shotgun safely:
- Point the muzzle in a safe direction.
- If the firearm has a safety, put the safety on if you can open the action and unload the firearm with the safety on.
- Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
- Open the action.
- Eject shells if it is the only way to remove them.
- Make sure the firearm is empty by physically and visually checking the chamber.
- Put the safety on if it is not on already.