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Gun Safety: Glock 31 : Basic Handgun Safety Tips

In this clip I’m going to talk about the firearm
rules or the tenets of firearm safety. Basically they break down like this- the number one
rule is never load a firearm until you’re ready to shoot. You always keep the gun pointed
in a safe direction, and thirdly you never put your finger on the trigger until you’re
ready to shoot. Now the first rule never load the gun until you’re ready to shoot, I think
that’s a very important rule and most people take that rule for granted. Not knowing, and
that’s why you always want to make a visual inspection. However, you know, some people
in our store, will ask you know well if my gun is never loaded until ready to shoot,
how will I be able to use it if I need to. Now that’s not saying that you don’t load
your firearm, or that when your firearm is loaded that’s considered ready to use. And
that it’s being used at that point and time. That’s why you have three rules because your
second rule is always keep your gun in a safe direction. As you can see I have it pointed
in the opposite direction of you. And always, it will always be pointed in a safe direction.
That’s whether I’m at the range and on the range shooting, when I load my firearm I’ll
be loading it either, now I’m going to do this in a way which the range would be. If
I have people shooting to my right and to my left, I’m not going to point my gun towards
my neighbor, here or here to load it. I would load it either in front of me, down, in a
direction where I know that it’s not going to be pointed at anybody. The other side to
this, is what if I have a neighbor, downstairs or upstairs, I’m going to point it in a safe
direction. The third and most important rule is never put your finger on the trigger until
you’re ready to shoot. That means when you’re drawing the firearm, when you’re handling
the firearm, as you can see my finger is alongside the frame of the firearm. And that’s the way
you want to keep it until you get on target and you pull the trigger. And those are the
rules of firearm safety.

22 thoughts on “Gun Safety: Glock 31 : Basic Handgun Safety Tips

  1. Maybe this guy should go to an NRA safety course at a minimum an learn the rules that EVERYONE ELSE learns and knows. Nice set and script but get an advisor so can talk with more wisdom.

  2. Most good guns like a Glock have an internal drop safety. Combine that with a good holster with trigger guard and you are good to go. If it goes off, its because you had your finger on the trigger. Most shootings happen within 7 feet or less with the advisary already drawn on you. If you think you have time to load or rack the slide you are mistaken, inexperienced and possibly dead.

  3. The best fight is the one you avoid. And it is hard to out draw someone that already has a gun on you. The argument is whether to have a round in the chamber ready to go. No matter how much you back-peddle or change the argument in your last two paragraphs, I have more of an advantage than you while you are still racking the slide. It sounds like you don't own a gun and might need to borrow your dad's, anyway. Take a few classes and shoot some guns before making uninformed statements.

  4. They also make a "Trigger Block" that rests between the trigger guard and the trigger. They make it for leftys and right handed shooters. You just poke it out as you go for the trigger…all in less than a second.

  5. You are incorrect. Accidents happen due to negligence. Guns don't "just go off." It simply does not happen.

  6. Really good video. I'm interested in having a "slidelock" trigger lock installed on my glock 27. Have you ever heard of the "slidelock" trigger lock.
    Thank you

  7. This guy is an idiot and the video sucks; 1: If your gun isn't loaded, you can't use it when you need it. 2: If you're so concerned about mussel discipline, why does your hand pass in front of it so many times? 3: "Don't put your finger on the trigger until you're ready to shoot". Yeah, and keep your damned fingers out of the trigger guard too. Stop holding your gun that way. And write a script that you can read without sounding so unsure and disorganized

  8. @CDkillerdudeAP Oh great, now the whole gun, barrel and all, has exploded and turned into shrapnel. Good Idea. I have a better one; keep your finger off the trigger.

  9. "never load a gun til you are ready to shoot" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? You are a moron……. I carry my gun always loaded and one in the tube……

  10. I think most guys inherently know about gun safety and not pointing a gun at anything they do not wish to destroy. After all, I have never seen anyone point a gun at their own balls. LOL In all seriousness though… DO NOT SHOOT YOUR BALLS!

  11. @badam104172 You're correct that (most) SKS variant rifles have a floating firing pin (So does the AR/M4 for that matter). This is why if you chamber a round and then cycle it out without firing it you'll find the primers to often be dimpled. However, only in cases of extreme disrepair and/or extremely light primers does this ever happen. To shake a rifle hard enough to cause a discharge is unheard of, and incredibly unlikely during normal usage. Just ridiculously unlikely. Nice try though.

  12. Great safety video too many ppl goof around with guns today tell you what Im not good with remembering most things but when it comes to my guns Im always aware if theyre loaded or unloaded and ALWAYS treat them as if they are loaded

  13. #1 rule is keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction, in the case of accidental fires no harm can come as long as you're pointing it in a safe direction. Don't load the gun till you're ready to shoot is maybe #5. If someone hands you a firearm follow rule #1 and then rule #2, inspect the firearm to make sure it is unloaded.

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