Newer shooters - safety reminder

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    This is an excellent thread. IMO gun safety has to be practiced just as shooting does and talked about at the beginning of every trip to the range.

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    IMO gun safety is not just a beginner thing. I know many people who shot three times a week break one or more of the cardinal rules. Somethings have to be drilled into your head, and reviewed every time you pick a gun up.
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    Thank You P95...I've not heard of anyone being injured in any way by too many safety classes, lessons or thoughts.

    I would hope all new people visit here and I would like just to add that as for myself being former military and LEO the first four rules are pretty much ingrained for me. It is that #5 that I have had and am still trying to master, I think for people who are buying their first weapon it is the very first they should learn. None of the other rules can apply if you dont have your gun.

    If some of you say I am crazy you will be correct in some regards

    But when I made the choice to go CC I bought the weapon without any rounds at all. I then practiced "keeping up" with it for several weeks before the first round was bought. With children in the house it was an absolute must for me. Where is it when I am..? Transferring from vehicle to home and such. Maintaining full and complete control of the weapon at all times during all situations was the first thing I had to assure.

    I know everyone's situation is different but I believe if you are here because you just bought your first weapon.....?

    Rule #5 is the First Rule you need to learn IMO

    Thanks again P95 and all of you for this excellent forum. It is LOADED with information. Yea yea there's a Pun.... for me ehh?

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    Joe - thx for the comments and welcome to DC ...... indeed I agree that safety is numero uno always - or should be. It is sad any time to read of ''accidents'' which are in fact negligent discharges due to improper safety discipline - 99.9% avoidable. (I leave a 0.1% error for "Murphy factors" )

    Only yesterday I showed my carry 226 to my step daughter's boyfriend - I unloaded first but had to point out to him at one point as he handled it that the muzzle was sweeping my wife and myself... no biggie in one sense but a serious error in another.

    So - I hope over time this thread has jogged folk's memories now and again and just maybe saved someone's butt (and a life)!!
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    thanks always for the safety reminder.

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    great reminder,to bad common sense can't be learned without some pain.

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    Thanks for reminding Chris. Those rules can never be said once too much
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    These are facts of life that every man should embrace. - Murphy macmanus (boondock saints)

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    By most any classification, I am considered a firearms expert. However I am no match to Murphy’s Law. I live alone with my two dogs and I seldom have guests so when someone arrives, it’s a rare treat.

    When I return from being out or just maneuvering the home I place my holstered j-frame on a hutch shelf near the main entry door. Unexpected guests arrived and they had children! As we sat in my living room the younger boy was fooling around with everything in sight and I didn't think much of it. Then he saw and reached towards the gun and I freaked out as I immediately stopped him. Yes boys and girls, I completely spaced the element of danger and location of the gun. How is that possible? The answer is an insidious complacency after weeks, months or even years of any given routine. Now you may be thinking this could never happen to you, but it actually can, and at some point it probably will. ~

    Yes, I've since taken steps to avoid that scenario and it has compromised the ready access to my gun, but that incident was simply too close for comfort. I now feel (more than ever) that a mishap is more probable than a home intrusion.
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    Thumbs up Thank you Sir..

    This is great. Safety first, caution, awareness. These are a must if you are a gun owner. Thank you for the reminder.
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    Yall ever go to the pawn shops and they dont open the action before they hand you a weapon??? Drives me nuts

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    a good reason to keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to pull it

    YouTube - Finger on Trigger

    and a good reason to always assume that every gun is loaded.....

    YouTube - Shooting accident - Accidental discharge with a .458

    and a good reason to not go shooting with idiots

    YouTube - ******* with a gun

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    Great advice here are the 10 commandments of gun safety...
    10 Commandments of Firearm Safety - Hunting Safety Tips - Hunting Safety Rules
    God so loved the world he gave his only son...
    Whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
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    Short vid on this theme I did recently - on my RKBA-2A site.

    RKBA - 2A, Gun safety, the four rules

    .WMV version available for download - pass that on to any new shooters in particular.
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    I just completed the required NC-CCW class and we had to memorize those 4 rules. They are so true and also common sense. But, as a friend of mine and I like to say "Common sense isn't all that common"!!!

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