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    I was looking at some youtube videos of people shooting. There are so many people with improper stance, and don't know the right way to even hold the firearm they are shooting.

    No wonder there are so many injuries. Most of these people don't seem to have any common sense. I personally don't believe in accidental discharges (only negligent discharges).

    So my question is; do you know anyone who has been injured by a firearm due to negligence?

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    youtube shooters

    not personally. my buddies and other people
    i know who have firearms have the two things
    all firearm owners should have.

    1) a brain that works.

    2) common sense.

    it's amazing where a brain/common sense
    can get someone these days.
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    I really like when they start pointing the loaded gun back in the direction of the camera or at themselves!
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    Ugh. Someone posted a video clip of my first competition match. I cringe every time I look at it. There are no safety issues...I just look like a dork when I'm shooting.

    I've heard from reliable sources of someone at a local indoor match shooting himself in the leg, nearly taking out his kneecap. He had one of those dropped rigs on his thigh, and after the match, a lot of the shooters were fooling around with their guns while ammo was present. After the guy plugged himself...and the floor, I believe...the employee present essentially shrugged and said "It happens" and the gathered idiots went back to playing with their loaded guns...manipulating the actions, passing them around, all with ammo present and often in the guns.

    I think I'll be sticking to my local gun club, thankyouverymuch.

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    the gun club I go to... only me and my dad are there

    we go at like 7am tho :)

    don't gotta worry about dorks with guns lol

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    The rangemaster at the range today said they had a student push his shooting glasses up on the bridge of his nose with the barrel of his weapon, with finger on the trigger. He got a quick escort to the door.
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    My brother in law had a AD, it went threw three walls, from bedroom "A", threw bathroom, threw bedroom "B", and into back of refrigerator in Kitchen and stopped in a bottle of wine. That was in the 70's.

    Then in the 80's he accidentally shot his partner in the shoulder, gun in hand he tripped coming down some stairs, when he landed gun fired hitting partner.

    Then he got religion and is now a chaplain for the Sheriff's Department.
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    A guy I graduated high school with was found dead in his backyard after a day of hunting. He was cleaning his firearm. No one knows what happened. This happened when we were in our forties. He was a really nice soft spoken Georgian.
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    Hey aznav, your sig, shouldn't that be, "Entshuldigen Sie" as the formal, "Entshuldigung" being the informal?

    My German is pretty rusty though, just askin'...
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    Yes! A good shooting buddy of mine punched a hole in the top of his finger with a Ruger Mark II. He was bracing himself on a vertical beam, and had his left hand out with the pointer finger just in front of the muzzle. Since he was using a red-dot sight, his view was "high" to start with, and didn't realize that his finger was in the way.

    If he had been aware of hand positions from the start, it would not have happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Hey aznav, your sig, shouldn't that be, "Entshuldigen Sie" as the formal, "Entshuldigung" being the informal?

    My German is pretty rusty though, just askin'...
    Actually, my "sig" is a 229R

    Ok, enough of that. Yes, but I believe, until "we" are friends, the default is proper. Aber mein Deutsch ist rustig, auch!
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    Yes, but, improper stance had nothing to do with it.

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    I do not know anyone who has injured themselves with a firearm.

    I also stay away from idiocy by not going to the ranges they go to. In fact, I only shoot at IDPA matches where they take safety very seriously, and sometimes out backor at a friends house where we can be sure of safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G96X0 View Post
    I was looking at some youtube videos of people shooting. There are so many people with improper stance, and don't know the right way to even hold the firearm they are shooting.

    No wonder there are so many injuries. Most of these people don't seem to have any common sense. I personally don't believe in accidental discharges (only negligent discharges).

    So my question is; do you know anyone who has been injured by a firearm due to negligence?
    Well, I'm quite sure that if you post your "proper technique" on YouTube, you'd get a list full of comments telling you what you are doign wrong. At least those guys made an effort to post somethin to share with others. Where is your video showing proper stances, firearm holds, etc, or are you just armchair quarterbacking? The problem is that everyone thinks they are doing it right, and that the other people are wrong. In my opinion, there is no "right" way of doing it, only "recommended" ways of doing it.

    Take for example, one of the "right" stances today, the Weaver Stance. The Weaver Stance was started by someone (Jack Weaver) who went against the conventional "right" way of shooting, and created his own stance that worked for him. It went against a traditional isosceles stance, and I'm sure there were plenty of critics back them telling Jack that he was doing it wrong.

    I say, do whatever feels most comfortable, and safest for you, even if other's think it is wrong.

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    A distant & twice removed "relative" of mine (term used loosely, not actual blood relation to me) had a habit of keeping his .22 loaded for no particular reason. He also thought that a safety had no purpose other then slowing down his first shot (read "he never engaged the safety"). Oh yeah, he couldn't pick the gun up without first inserting his finger into the trigger guard. It all came back to bite him in the butt one day when he was topping off the tube magazine with his finger on the trigger & a round in the chamber. Let's just say that a hollowpoint .22 bullet *will* leave the majority of flesh connected to the end of your finger (albeit looking like hamburger) but it will completely vaporized the bone inside.

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