Gun Safety

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Gun Safety

  1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
  2. Do not point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Finger off the trigger until your sights are on target.
  4. Know you target and what’s behind it.

Jeff Cooper’s The Modern Technique of the Pistol

or

  1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
  2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

http://training.nra.org/nra-gun-safety-rules.aspx

 

For a First Time Shooter

  1. Parts
    1. Trigger
    2. Slide
    3. Slide Stop
    4. Grip
    5. Magazine Release
    6. Muzzle (not clip)
    7. Sights and sight picture
  2. DRILL:  Pick Up & Put Down (Always pointing down range.)
  3. DRILL:  Magazine Release (Always pointing down range.)
  4. DRILL:  Lock Slide Open (Always pointing down range.)
  5. DRILL:  Release Slide (Slingshot Method)  (Always pointing down range.)
  6. DRILL:  Pick up, Insert Empty Magazine, Release Slide, Dry Fire, Release Magazine, Lock Slide Open, Put Down Ejection Port Up.  (Always pointing down range.)
  7. DRILL:  Loading cartridges into magazine.
  8. CONFUSED?  Put the gun on the table pointing down range and notify owner.
  9. FINISHED?  Release Magazine, Lock Slide Open, Put Down with Ejection Port Up. (Always pointing down range.)
  10. MISFIRE?  Put the gun on the table pointing down range and notify owner.
  • Safety training
  • Eyes & Ears (Eye and ear protection on.)
  • Have fun
  • Wash hands
By |2017-04-12T19:36:44+00:00December 11th, 2013|Personal|9 Comments

About the Author:

A born-and-bred New Yorker, Scott lives in White Salmon, WA nestled in the Cascade Mountains. Scott's background includes working in advertising in New York City, as Captain of a 47' sailboat, and as Executive Director of a trade association. Truth be known, he'd rather be snorkeling in the Caribbean.

9 Comments

  1. Scott See January 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Ruger LC9
    Nice. Better than the M&P but very long trigger pull. Single stack.

  2. Scott See January 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Walther PPS
    Felt really good. Single stack.

  3. Scott See January 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Springfield XD9
    Loved it. Nice trigger.

  4. Scott See January 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    S&W M&P Shield 9
    Felt really skinny. Shot at TPTS.

  5. Scott See January 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Beretta Nano
    Really nice.

  6. Scott See January 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    RIA
    Smooth. 45.

  7. Scott See August 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Ruger LCP
    Recoil not bad
    Felt okay in hand
    Old sights horrible, but new ones supposed to be much better

  8. Scott See August 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Smith & Wesson Hunter .44 Magnum
    Strong shove recoil. Felt good.

  9. Scott See November 18, 2014 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Compared S&W Shield with XDS. Both single stack 9MM. Liked shield’s grip slightly more. Recoil felt a little better.

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