That's correct, treat every firearm as if it's loaded. A friend had to learn that the hard way. So I went over to a friends house to have some fun. Another buddy and his wife came over, he had just bought himself a 1911 and his wife a 357 revolver. As we're about to finish up, I start putting all my things back in my bag and my friend and I hear her shoot the revolver. She says something like, "Oh my god." so we turn to look at her. She's handing the revolver to her husband and we see a little bit of blood on her hand. They start walking up to the house. My friend and I figured she somehow cut her hand on the wheel or the hammer caught it. Nope, we get up to the house to find out she shot herself in the finger. Luckily, it just grazed it vs. blowing it off. Don't know what the fuck she was thinking. She's been around guns and used them enough that she should know shit like this. WARNING - Bloody finger pics below!!