Excellent article on some of the nuances of safe gun handling at the range

Excellent article on some of the nuances of safe gun handling at the range

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    Excellent article on some of the nuances of safe gun handling at the range

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    Thanks for posting this! Was a good read.

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    Amusing yet frightening at the same time. Amazing what people do. Unfortunately even the most experienced can have lapses.

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    Bookmarked for sharing...thanks for the post!
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    I have been guilty of being the "Spinner" from the article. Open up the range bag and woops, the barrel is pointing back at me.
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    I have been guilty of some of these. Fortunately, I have had buddies point them out. No ego. More of a "OMG, what am I doing?" I have seen people take offense when I point out the safety rules.
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    I was dinged last year for spinning by the RO. I didn't want to trip over my range bag so I left it on the table behind me and took my unloaded pistol from the bag, pointed it down range, locked back the slide and walked the few steps to the shooting position. The RO was right. I should have moved the bag to the shooting position, made it safe,left it on the line and returned the bag. Lesson learned, don't break the rules because you are a lazy ass.

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    Great article and thanks for sharing. I had read it in the magazine originally but reminders are always helpful. Regarding this one:



    I haven't been guilty of this, but I've done something similar. I'll stand facing the targets and then lock the slide back. This means my gun is pointing directly to the left and therefore directly at the person in the shooting position to my left. Based on this information, I now plan to stand facing right, with my feet parallel to the target, so that when I lock the slide back, my gun will be pointing downrange.

    Something like this:

    -------- target

    /\ gun pointing towards target

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    - my feet (direction I'm facing: --->)
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    We shoot on private land, so I miss the feedback of an RSO. However, my son loves to gig me and it's a rare occasion that I'll shoot without him.

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