This week a video of Travis Haley (probably best known from the Mag-Pul DVD series that were all the rage a while back) having an unintentional discharge with an AK pattern rifle made the rounds on forums and social media. The video generated some intelligent discussion, but largely it devolved into another Safety Sin goat rodeo. Here’s the claimed uncut footage from the producer of the video:
Let’s review the four primary rules of firearms safety:
- Never point a firearm at anyone or anything you are unwilling to destroy
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you have consciously made the decision to fire the weapon
- Treat all firearms as if they are loaded until you have personally verified that the weapon has been properly cleared…and even then, see rules 1 and 2.
- Be sure of the target you intend to shoot, and beyond it
Travis was demonstrating some sub-optimal trigger finger habits taught and used around the world in this video, probably intending to demonstrate why they aren’t a good idea. Mission accomplished on that front.
Doing this kind of demonstration with a loaded weapon is not really a good idea. It’s relatively easy to lose track of …Read the Rest
Source:: Gun Nuts Media