Bad Gun Handling – Homemade Silencer

I like to upgrade my firearms. But I use tools and parts that approved and legal for their intended purposes.

This “homemade silencer” is just plane dangerous. It is putting backpressure on the cylinder and is using a plastic bottle and duct tape. Not only is this an illegal modification in many places, but it is just plane dangerous.

Please be safe out there.

Bad Gun Handling – Shooting From Porch

I can’t see what is behind those trees. Could this guy own a thousand acres of land and there is nothing out there? Could it back to water? Sure, but even with each of those scenarios someone could have ended up there.

That is the first thing that scares me.

The second thing is that he’s up on that porch. What if someone walks around the corner from either side and wanders in front of that weapon?

I know I will get hate mail on this one. Sure, you can make a hundred scenarios where this might be safe. But that is the key word. Might. Even if you think you are alone on your property people may have broken down or gotten lost on their four wheelers. There are a lot of ways that people end up where you don’t think they should be.

Bad Gun Handling – Holy Crap

I was really hoping this was an airsoft gun, which would have been bad, but potentially less life threatening. Never, ever, point a loaded at anything you don’t intend to destroy. That includes the camera, especially if you are behind it.

This is why mandatory gun safety and range training should be required to buy a gun.

Bad Gun Handling – Appropriate Gear

Thirty years ago I was on a range at Fort Dix in New Jersey and saw a brass 5.56 casing get pulled off someone’s neck. The casing was hot enough that as it was stuck in the poor kids collar that it seared the skin to it and when it was pulled free it took skin with out.

This is not appropriate clothing for the range.

Bad Gun Handling – Accidental Discharge

Training is important. It teaches you to do the same thing, every time, no matter what stress you are under. I am sure this gentlemen was excited because of the competition, and that caused him to put his finger on that trigger as he closed the break action shotgun, and caused an accidental discharge. Thankfully, it does not look like anyone was hurt.