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PRShrek
03-20-2012, 03:12 PM
I know that most of you who are gun people already know the Four Rules, but for the benefit of those who may not, and because there has been a rash of gun accidents in this area lately, and because it is always good to brush up on safety, I wanted to re-post this for review and discussion:

Four Rules of Gun Safety, by Jeff Cooper

1. All guns are always loaded.
-Even if they are not, think of them as if they are.

2. Never let the muzzle cover (point at) anything you are not willing to destroy.
-For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1. To allow a firearm to point at another human being is a deadly threat, and should always be treated as such.

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
-This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.

4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
-You never shoot at anything until you have positively identified it. You never fire at a shadow, or a sound, or a suspected presence. You shoot only when you know absolutely what you are shooting at and what is beyond it.

With the Colonelís permission I would add to these ďMaintain Positive Control.Ē Donít leave your gun in the car, donít lean it up against anything, and donít lend it to anyone who isnít qualified. You canít apply rules One through Four if youíre not controlling the gun. Have fun, and shoot safe!

rearnakedchoke
03-20-2012, 03:40 PM
in other words, don't take gun safety tips from this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJjLKH5Eegk

adamt
03-20-2012, 05:04 PM
http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/qq116/meetoo33_2008/GUN_SAFETY.jpg

flo
03-20-2012, 10:10 PM
in other words, don't take gun safety tips from this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJjLKH5Eegk

Holy cow, and that was a policeman?!? Guess he forgot PRS's 4 rules.

Thanks for posting them, we both just recently got our CWP and want to get a new gun for me. I'm looking for a firearm safety class to attend first, it's been too long since I've even fired a gun...

Play The Man
03-20-2012, 11:32 PM
Holy cow, and that was a policeman?!? Guess he forgot PRS's 4 rules.

Thanks for posting them, we both just recently got our CWP and want to get a new gun for me. I'm looking for a firearm safety class to attend first, it's been too long since I've even fired a gun...

Flo, you should take a look at the Ruger LCR (Lightweight Compact Revolver). I own one. It is very compact and lightweight (13.5 ounces). Easy to conceal. In addition, revolvers are easy to use. It has received excellent reviews. I'm about to improve mine by adding tritium night sights and a Crimson Trace laser sight (I am a belt and suspenders person - if I need to use it, I don't want to miss)

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcr/images/5413.jpg

They also make a lightweight, compact pistol called the Ruger LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol):

http://www.ruger.com/products/lcp/images/3718.jpg

flo
03-21-2012, 01:19 AM
Thanks for that recommendation, PTM! We definitely are looking at a revolver as opposed to an automatic.

PRShrek
03-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Thanks for that recommendation, PTM! We definitely are looking at a revolver as opposed to an automatic.

Iíve wanted one of those Rugers since they came out! One of the unsung benefits of the revolver is that it behaves the same in dry firing as it does live.

Max
03-23-2012, 05:48 PM
this is the gun i want to get
http://www.cuffart.com/images/cufflinks/50ae_2.jpg

PRShrek
03-23-2012, 07:23 PM
this is the gun i want to get

A stainless steel slab that launches shotgun slugs. Yeah. Gas powered semi-auto too! I couldnít rationalize spending that much of my own money on one, but if someone got me one, Iíd keep it!

flo
03-23-2012, 09:35 PM
A stainless steel slab that launches shotgun slugs. Yeah. Algae powered semi-auto too! I couldnít rationalize spending that much of my own money on one, but if someone got me one, Iíd keep it!

Fixed! :wink:

Ok, seriously though, that *is* a really cool-looking gun Max posted but automatics scare me.

PRShrek
03-23-2012, 09:46 PM
Ok, seriously though, that *is* a really cool-looking gun Max posted but automatics scare me.

Thatís part of the fun!

Whatever you get be safe, and if you have the time and can afford it try to work your way up to some kind of informal competition. Shooting is one of the best martial arts, IMO.

flo
03-23-2012, 10:16 PM
I hadn't even thought of that...thanks PRS, good idea.