This is sad on a lot of fronts. I believe the gentleman lost a finger, and his job, and that just sucks.
How do you keep this from happening to you?
Each time, every time, make sure the weapon is clear when you pick it up.
Never point a firearm at anything you don’t intend on destroying.
Always assume every firearm is loaded, no matter what.
Be safe out…
This is how you get a black eye at the best, and lose an eye at the worst.
Who owns the rifle? Do they think this person is going to learn to respect and enjoy shooting?
Three things that just don’t mix…
If it takes four sets of hands to stabilize the firearm, something is wrong.
There is a reason they make 410 shotguns, so that smaller shooters and new shooters can safely learn to shoot.
Eyes, Ears, and appropriate clothing should always be worn while shooting.
She shoots, hurts her eardrum, and then sweeps the ground, and maybe her foot. (It is hard to tell.) What goes from bad could have easily gone to worse.
Whoever handed that shotgun to her may have seriously hurt her hearing, and put her at risk for losing a few toes as well.
How many times do I have to see this video (with different people, but the same old story) before we get smart?
This is not how you make a someone enjoy shooting or feel good about the experience, and that says nothing about the potential safety implications…
I have no idea who handed this fellow that shotgun, or exactly what happened here, but from my own experience at the range, I’ve seen people load up guns that look like museum pieces, or guns that have clearly not been well maintained, and I always move over a few stalls because I don’t want to be next to that guy when it blows up.
Your hands, fingers, eyes, and your life aren’t worth risking it.
If the weapon looks less than 100%, or is over a decade old, I’ll pass unless the gun’s been in my gun safe and maintained the whole time.
Do you know what you get when you put too many reactive targets together?
That’s right, a bomb.
Don’t be foolish, no matter how much fun this might appear to be, its not worth getting someone hurt…
First of all, thank you for wearing eyes and ears.
Now all we need to is tweak your stance a little.
Your shoulders should be inf ront of your hips and you want to lean into that kick.
See how the recoil forces her upper body even further past her hips? That can lead to instability, and when your holding a firearm, that could be dangerous.
Be safe out there…
Don’t leave your powder open and don’t leave it near where your shooting.
Be safe out there…