Practicing Gun Safety

practicing gun safey

Practicing gun safety needs to be way of life if you are going to have a gun in your household.

Jeff Cooper's 4 rules of gun safety provide a simple, concise list of things to think about:

  • All guns are always loaded.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
  • Be sure of your target, what is in line with it, and what is beyond it.

The video below provides a great discussion of them. I especially like the idea that these rules need to be practiced just like you practice marksmanship. You can't take them for granted and get into a routine. In the army we would repeat the rules before each range session.

Check out the video and let us know in the comments any other safey rules we should be aware of.

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