Bad Gun Handling – Sweeping The Line

This is just saw dangerous. They don’t have anything in front of them to put their weapons on, and that means when he gets a hot shell casing down his back he has no choice but to turn with a weapon in his hand.

Be safe. Bring a bench and weapons flags. If the gun is on the bench, the flag should be blocking the chamber. Then you can jump around all you want…

Bad Gun Handling – Trigger Discipline

So what did he do wrong? He puts his finger on the trigger while he’s not pointing downrange. If that building had a concrete or steel roof that round could have ricocheted and hurt someone.


  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
  • Know your target and what is beyond.
  • Know how to use the gun safely.
  • Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
  • Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
  • Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
  • Never use alcohol, over-the-counter drugs or prescription drugs before or while shooting.
  • Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.