Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gun Handling

All of us make mistakes. If you handle guns enough it is likely you will have an unintended discharge. It only takes a fraction of a second to make a life changing error. That's why the basic rules of firearms safety are so important. 

That's why they even overlap to some extant. All guns are always loaded. If you consider the gun is always loaded then you are unlikely to do foolish things with them because you think they are safe to handle. Never point the muzzle at anything you are not willing to shoot. So even if you think it's unloaded and you have an unintended discharge, you won't hit anything important. 

 Keep your finger off the trigger until the sights are on the target. Most guns discharge because someone pulled the trigger. Finger off the trigger prevents that. Always be sure of your target. I thought it was a deer is not the same as I was sure it was a deer; that's what the SGT Says.

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