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To: Farmboy who wrote (31)3/19/2012 8:59:13 AM
From: ManyMoose
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"Tune Up Your Gun Handling

March 19, 2012 by Karl Rehn
Tune Up Your Gun Handling
All the photos taken to show these examples were done using a handgun with a training barrel or other non-firearm props, to ensure that no gun safety rules were broken.
USCONCEALEDCARRY.COM

Over the past 20 years, I've taught everything from National Rifle Association Basic Pistol to Texas Concealed Handgun Licensing to Defensive Pistol Skills to students with a wide range of skill, experience and prior training.

As a competition shooter and customer of commercial ranges, I've had the opportunity to observe good, bad and ugly gun-handling habits. That experience has led me to accept an inconvenient truth about gun owners: Every gun owner believes that his or her gun handling is safe, regardless of how good or bad that gun handling is.

This is an example of illusory superiority: a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. It's also known as the Lake Wobegon effect, because none of us believe we are below average.

That means, of course, that none of the discussion that follows applies to you, but you probably know someone who would benefit from this article. What separates a gun owner from a "shooter" is how you handle your gun during the 99 percent of the time you aren't shooting it. Strive to be a "shooter" and ensure that your gun handling is safe 100 percent of the time.

Most gun owners can recite either the NRA's Three Rules of Gun Safety or Jeff Cooper's Four Rules, and they will claim (even as they violate one or more rules) that they obey those rules all the time. My observation is that while the absolute gun safety rules are common to all situations, their interpretation varies widely, particularly with regard to gun handling at commercial shooting ranges and less formal situations.

Most of them occur because the person handling the gun does not fully grasp the concept of "safe direction" and incorrectly believes that there is an "It's OK; it's unloaded" exemption.

In addition to basic gun safely rules, there are fundamental rules of range etiquette, such as only handling guns at the designated firing line, and stopping all shooting immediately if a cease fire is called. Those who have shot only in informal situations or at poorly supervised ranges often are unaware of these range etiquette policies.

What to do when you encounter one of the Terrible Twelve at a range or a gun shop? As they are in the act of committing one of these gun handling sins, ask them, "Would you be willing to fire a shot out of that gun, pointed where it is right now?"

Hopefully they will answer "No." Then ask, "Then why are you pointing it in that direction?" If enough people start correcting others on these errors, perhaps we can indeed, all be above average in our safe gun handling skills.

NRA Three Rules

Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
Always keep guns unloaded until ready to use.

Jeff Cooper's Four Rules Of Gun Safety

All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)
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.)
Identify your target and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified."

personalliberty.com

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To: ManyMoose who wrote (30)3/19/2012 9:06:04 AM
From: Ditchdigger
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Ya, it's pretty neat stuff, might say a practical novelty <g>.
Kind of excited, leaving for Florida later today for a little R&R prior to my work season kicking off. While there I'm going to stop in and visit this shop, curious to see what they have.
floridagunexchange.com

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To: Farmboy who wrote (31)3/19/2012 11:59:49 AM
From: Ish
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Bob Brister (1925-2005) was a rare combination of field hunter, competitor, and writer. A shooting champion and internationally recognized expert at skeet, trap, and hunting upland birds and waterfowl, Brister was a longtime shooting editor at Field & Stream. His writing and photography awards included a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1961 as well as The Graphic Arts Hall of Fame Award. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (13)3/19/2012 12:18:57 PM
From: FUBHO
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I like it. Is is it available for sale any where? If it is $599 or less, I would seriously consider one. Guessing it probably costs a lot more though...

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To: ManyMoose who wrote (32)3/19/2012 5:05:43 PM
From: Farmboy
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That's one out-damn-standing post!

thank you MM!

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To: Ish who wrote (34)3/19/2012 5:11:31 PM
From: Farmboy
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Thanks. I'm just a hardhead, I guess ....

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To: FUBHO who wrote (35)3/19/2012 5:13:53 PM
From: Farmboy
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I don't really know the availability. But, yeah, I'm guessing more than $599 ... probably substantially more!

That has to be one heavy pistol!

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To: FUBHO who wrote (35)3/19/2012 5:45:22 PM
From: Farmboy
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Kel Tec's answer to the double barrel .45 !!!!

The PT-333AT!

According to Kel-Tec's president, "This thing is a little rough around the edges ... which just means it is practically ready for production! We've added a few ounces, but Hell, it'll still go in a front pocket!"

Of course ........... This one's just a spoof ........... at this point anyway! LOL




Honestly, I doubt the double barrel .45 would ever be cleared for import to the US. It technically, by firing multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger .. meets ATF's definition of a machine gun.

At any rate, I honestly don't look for it to be produced in quantity .. but more likely just a few hundred for collectors.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (36)3/19/2012 6:40:20 PM
From: ManyMoose
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Everybody should follow those rules.

Hollywood depicts the abuse, not use of guns. That's why Pelosi, Boxer, et al are against them even though they have no vested interest whatsoever in the issue.

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To: ManyMoose who wrote (40)3/19/2012 6:47:38 PM
From: Farmboy
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Yep .. it's not only our 'children' who are influenced by the made-up style of violence in Hollywood, it's also our 'immature' congress 'persons'.

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