Gunhandling habits without firearms?

Gunhandling habits without firearms?

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    Gunhandling habits without firearms?

    Good gunhandling habits seem to pop up in the oddest places. Since I've started shooting, I've noticed that I apply firearms muzzle consciousness to staple guns and good trigger discipline with electric drills. Has anyone else noticed good gunhandling habits affecting how they use things that aren't firearms?


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    With staple guns? No.

    Safety with power tools is perfunctory. I avoid things like changing a drill bit while it's plugged in, but I'm not going to avoid "muzzle sweeping" people with things that can't possibly shoot them.

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    Yeah, I've noticed the same thing. During a training session at my martial arts class (where I was playing the bad guy) I wouldn't put my finger in the trigger guard of a red gun. Since then (because I've been thinking about it) I've noticed that I wont put my finger on the trigger of a windex bottle, and like you said, power tool triggers.

    Of course the little accident I had in December with a router might explain my caution with power tools. Little hint- spinning router bit plus thumb equals OUCH!! (And lots of blood ALL over the garage!)
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    Ick!

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    I always seam to be aiming at my pick-up when I gas up and only pull the trigger when I'm aimed at the "ten-ring"
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    I work with tools all day long building furniture and yeah, mea culpa. When I pick up a power tool my index finger is usually straight down the frame. There's also a good reason not to "Muzzle sweep" people with nail guns. I've seen a few occasions where safeties have frozen and AD's have sent projectiles flying. Not a good idea if it's a framing nailer!
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    LOL I remember when I was younger and worked as a framer for a summer. Being typical stupid kids, the foreman had to keep yelling at us to stop shooting at each other with the staplers and nail guns. I have grown a little more mature since then, and I will treat nail guns like firearms but its a different set of rules with power tools.

    Still all comes down to common sense is your best ally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Never Point A Windex Bottle At Anything You Don't Intend To Clean.
    hmmm how can you know what is beyond a dirty window if you can't see through it?

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    Now I don't feel so bad. I thought I was the only one with this sickness.

    Since I deal with everything from drills to firearms everyday, it has become habit I guess. I don't even play with the throttle lever on a weed eater that I am handling.

    Come to think of it, when I show someone a drill I don't even point the chuck at them.
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    I still love Danny Glover's comment in Lethal Weapon 2 after dispatching 2 BGs with the pneumatic nail gun: "Nailed 'em both!"

    It's wise to practice good trigger discipline with power tools, like drills, and sawzalls, and chainsaws . . .
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    May not be quite mimicking firearm's handling with other stuff but - I think as time goes by we should get altogether better at safety considerations, with all things - tools are a good example.

    Other thing with both firearms and tools is trying to avoid letting complacency win the day. Over many years of use and familiarity with such things it is all too easy to let ''auto'' mode take over but if that is on a bad day then just perhaps something still is overlooked.

    The projectile stapler I use for target fixing is something I do not point at people . not much risk perhaps but close up - still chance of eye injury perhaps. Better safe than sorry.
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