Thursday, April 9, 2009

Basic Firearms Part 1: Safety and Parts of a Gun

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4 comments:

Melonie said...

GREAT post. You definitely should do the NRA Instructor training - I bet you'd be a great instructor. :-)

I got a little chuckle at your comment after rule #3 - I do the same thing. People give me funny looks but hey - better safe than sorry...good muscle memory is a good thing!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful post! Thanks!

ttruscott said...

Canadian Firearm Safety calls this Acts and Prove:

THE VITAL FOUR ACTS OF FIREARMS SAFETY

* Assume every firearm is loaded.
* Control the muzzle direction at all times.
* Trigger finger must be kept off the trigger and out of the trigger guard.
* See that the firearm is unloaded - PROVE it safe.

PROVE

* Point the firearm in the safest available direction.
* Remove all cartridges.
* Observe the chamber.
* Verify the feeding path.
* Examine the bore.

Ted

Bitmap said...

Add to Rule #4: Be aware of what may come between you and your target.

I know this from experience.