Tag Archives: Bad Gun Handling

Bad Gun Handling – Shooting Position

Who would have guessed this would turn out poorly?

His weight is behind him and he’s not leaning into the recoil.

Every shot, every time, you need to think about whether your have good footing, nothing between you and your target, and of course, personnel protective gear.

So there are lots of things wrong here.

No PPE, a bystander that appears to be off to the left and in front of the shooter – what happens if he started to fall and then pulled the trigger?

Then, of course, the fact that the shooter is in a horrible position to actually take a shot – and paid for it.

Bad Gun Handling – Bad Footing

I have no idea where this gentleman is or what he’s shooting at.

So I don’t know why his balance is off or his footing is bad, but as a general rule, unless its life or death, you are better off not taking the shot, and getting better footing.

Most people instinctively clutch at something when they are falling, and if that was not a single action rifle, everyone, including the shooter, are at risk of an other round being squeezed off.