Internalize These Gun Safety Rules and Make them Instinctive

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photo credit: wikipedia

Guns can be intimidating when you are new to owning one. In order to be comfortable with your firearm, you possibly have no choice because you had it as a gift from your dad, you need to understand how your gun works and how to avoid common mistakes. Perhaps, you should also get yourself introduced to Jeff Cooper, the father of the “Modern Technique” of handgun shooting, a United State Marine and was generally considered as one of the foremost experts in handguns. If you have a gun now, whether by choice (you love Utah gun sales!) or by chance, here are IMPORTANT gun safety rules you need to know.

  1. Treat guns as if they are loaded.
  2. Do not point the muzzle to anything you are not willing to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  4. Detect your target, and what is behind it. Do not shoot at anything that you have not completely identified.

The rules are pretty up-front, and you need to follow them to ensure gun safety simply because not following them will lead to things you’ll never wish to happen. Some rules may be easy or difficult for you, but you need to follow very single one of them. For some, the hardest rule may have something to do with keeping a finger off of the trigger until ready to fire.

Pointing the gun in a safe direction at all times may also be a challenge for those who are new to gun ownership. Be sure that you are always conscious about where your gun is pointing. Practice makes perfect and you can surely get this right by spending time at the gun range to improve your shooting skill. It is recommended to check the status of your gun before you participate in a training drill or start taking your gun apart to clean it.

Some gun shops in Utah offer classes that teach the fundamentals of gun safety and marksmanship. These classes provide essential knowledge that, when combined with practice, will allow you to shoot more precisely than you ever have. You can invite your friends now and make the learning process more fun. You can also let your kids participate in gun safety classes where they can learn with other children. Your kids have to know the right ways to react whenever they see a gun.


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