Basic Gun Handling & Safety

Basic Gun Handling & Safety

Below you will find a list of discussions in the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums at the DefensiveCarry Concealed Carry Forum. The Basic Gun Handling & Safety forum is for discussion of: Basic handling and safety are two of the most important aspects of responsible gun ownership. This area is devoted to the basics and we hope new gun owners will utilize it as a reference, as well as a comfortable place to ask questions..

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Forum: Basic Gun Handling & Safety

Basic handling and safety are two of the most important aspects of responsible gun ownership. This area is devoted to the basics and we hope new gun owners will utilize it as a reference, as well as a comfortable place to ask questions.

  1. When is a gun considered "Loaded"?

    Started by varob, December 22nd, 2010 07:28 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 13,966
    March 3rd, 2012, 11:49 AM Go to last post
  2. Poll Poll: How many here have hearing loss and/or Tinnitus?

    Started by Chevy-SS, January 11th, 2010 12:05 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 111
    • Views: 11,836
    November 4th, 2011, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Know the condition of your Glock?

    Started by Ram Rod, January 6th, 2009 05:27 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 10,374
    October 2nd, 2012, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  4. The 10 Commandments of Firearm Safety

    Started by Rcher, January 6th, 2009 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 10,305
    TRX
    January 16th, 2014, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  5. Fess up...Accidental discharge

    Started by jhoff310, February 8th, 2013 07:35 AM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 9,802
    December 20th, 2013, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  6. tell me about chamber flags?

    Started by tellico, June 27th, 2010 11:36 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 9,740
    July 7th, 2010, 01:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Easy slide racking

    Started by firebug8, August 24th, 2009 06:46 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 8,783
    December 19th, 2009, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  8. Negligent Discharge...So ashamed. (no one hurt)

    Started by Itsbwalt, August 5th, 2012 04:00 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
    • Views: 8,386
    March 4th, 2014, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  9. Dangerous Gun Handling at the Gun Store

    Started by xsigma40cal, January 19th, 2012 02:43 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 7,588
    August 19th, 2012, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Negligent Glock Discharge- "It Can't happen to me".

    Started by glockforlife, October 25th, 2012 10:17 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 7,132
    January 21st, 2013, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  11. When did people start teaching trigger discipline?

    Started by Treo, October 30th, 2009 10:50 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 6,669
    May 10th, 2010, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  12. How dangerous is firing a gun into the air?

    Started by SigHawk, August 22nd, 2011 11:10 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 5,942
    November 10th, 2011, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  13. How to Aim a Gun

    Started by DaveInTexas, February 9th, 2009 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,860
    February 22nd, 2009, 03:41 AM Go to last post
  14. GOOD: Tom Selleck corrects extras poor gun handling on set...

    Started by TN_Mike, April 4th, 2011 08:28 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 5,859
    sgb
    October 4th, 2011, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Firearms without External Safety, etc.

    Started by preachertim, January 11th, 2009 09:30 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 5,701
    March 11th, 2009, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  16. Gun goes off at the Puyallup Gun Show yesterday

    Started by Cook74, April 30th, 2012 12:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 5,352
    July 13th, 2012, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  17. CWP Instructor/Deputy accidentaly shoots student.

    Started by cphilip, February 18th, 2012 11:34 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 4,906
    August 3rd, 2012, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Really, Really Bad : Toddler Shot & Killed Accidentally

    Started by JoJoGunn, May 22nd, 2011 01:40 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 4,861
    June 14th, 2011, 05:20 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 4,656
    April 7th, 2011, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Trial proceedings on INSession (TruTV) right now

    Started by MotorCityGun, August 11th, 2011 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,610
    August 22nd, 2011, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Accidental Disharge at Church

    Started by kapnketel, February 13th, 2012 08:07 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 4,374
    February 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  21. Using a New "Hammerless" Pistol

    Started by captainhooky52, January 26th, 2013 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,253
    March 19th, 2013, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  22. Dumbest cop on the planet

    Started by Rob99VMI04, July 31st, 2012 12:10 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 4,151
    May 29th, 2013, 12:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,054
    May 6th, 2010, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  23. Unhappy Another sad story (23 year old dead)

    Started by rockerff, June 29th, 2011 08:57 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,934
    July 18th, 2011, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  24. For safety, no loaded weapons.

    Started by gatopardo, August 30th, 2010 10:31 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 3,731
    September 2nd, 2010, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  25. Foolish neighbors - kids with BB guns

    Started by ctr, October 8th, 2012 09:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,728
    October 10th, 2012, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  26. What happens when you dont follow the rules! Graphic Pics !

    Started by dangerranger, May 5th, 2013 12:10 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 3,642
    August 4th, 2013, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  27. The Bad: Man shoots off penis with pink pistol ...

    Started by Chirpy72, August 7th, 2011 03:07 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 3,482
    August 17th, 2012, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  28. Kids and toy guns/"pretending" to shoot someone

    Started by Ishmael, December 9th, 2011 08:34 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,241
    May 8th, 2012, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  29. Firearm safety... please read

    Started by tbmccord, October 2nd, 2009 10:12 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,217
    April 20th, 2010, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  30. Woman shoots daughter with "cigarette lighter"

    Started by adric22, July 28th, 2011 02:18 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,189
    July 29th, 2011, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  31. Walther P22? Short or long barrel?

    Started by captainrichhill, March 7th, 2010 08:57 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,156
    March 9th, 2010, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  32. A Horrible Hunting Accident - Violation of all safety rules

    Started by cwblanco, November 1st, 2010 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,118
    November 3rd, 2010, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  33. Rifle shooting from the prone position questions...

    Started by UltimaRatio, January 26th, 2011 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,078
    June 25th, 2011, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  34. This doesn't seem safe at all...

    Started by Toorop, March 3rd, 2012 01:58 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 3,042
    March 7th, 2012, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  35. House fire and loose ammo

    Started by Handgunner, March 19th, 2010 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,961
    March 31st, 2010, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  36. Man shot, killed in game of quick draw.

    Started by patinthehat, January 25th, 2013 01:26 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 2,949
    March 14th, 2014, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  37. BAD: I made a negligent mistake the other day.

    Started by Sharkie308, March 12th, 2012 07:58 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 2,820
    March 14th, 2012, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  38. Another YouTube example of idiotic gun handling

    Started by MattInFla, February 22nd, 2012 06:36 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 2,766
    June 21st, 2013, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  39. Negligent discharge at Illinois gun show

    Started by Retiredonce, February 26th, 2011 08:51 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,659
    February 28th, 2011, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  40. "Shooting with old Eyes"

    Started by jem102, June 7th, 2010 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,655
    June 10th, 2010, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  41. "Proper Grip For Auto Pistols" Video

    Started by KenpoTex, March 31st, 2009 02:55 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,654
    April 14th, 2009, 02:49 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,643
    September 9th, 2010, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  42. Idiot people at the range slight rant....

    Started by wolf88, November 15th, 2010 09:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,604
    November 19th, 2010, 09:42 PM Go to last post

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What least level of threat would justify shooting the BG in the back unannounced?
Armed bad guy menacing/robbing innocent party, his gun still holstered
10.64%
Multiple bad guys menacing/robbing innocent party, their gun still holstered
12.77%
Multiple armed bad guys physically beating an innocent party, their gun still holstered
31.91%
Bad guy pointing gun at innocent party in felony act
51.06%
Bad guy pointing gun at innocent party, verbally threatening to kill him/her
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Bad guy is known murderer on the run by news accounts and is armed and dangerous confronting innocent bystander
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Bad guy has already fired the gun, but not hit anyone yet while in process of felony act
55.32%
Bad guy has wounded someone already, but is no longer shooting for several minutes or more
34.04%
Bad guy just shot someone and might fire again soon, hard to tell
59.57%
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