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.


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