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The Four Universal Firearms Safety Rules-Safe Gun Handling-Handgun Safety Rules-Gun Safety


hi there my name is Brad Ackman I am the
Director of Training at front sight firearms training
institute just outside Las Vegas Nevada at front sight we train upwards at fifty
thousand students every year in the safe and efficient use a firearms to each and every one of
those students we impart lots and lots of different techniques however firearms safety really boils
down just four simple items if you look on
the back in a box of ammunition there maybe 15 items listed you buy a
new gun open up the manual there maybe 20 items but really in the end firearm safety boils down to just four critical issues
these are known as the four universal firearm safety rules so let’s
go through each one of these in just a little bit a detail to make certain that you fully
understand them and more importantly can actually apply them rule number one treat every weapon as if it were loaded
even when it’s unloaded and you know that it’s unloaded because
you just downloaded it in fact you just checked it even then
treated with the same respect but the same mindset that you would a
loaded weapon and just that respect generally takes
care of any negligent discharge that you might otherwise have and by
negligent discharge we’re talking about bangin off a round you
didn’t mean to rule number two never let the muzzle that is the front of the gun cover or
point at anything that you’re not willing to
destroy well the fact that that muzzle exists means that it’s pointing at
something when you have your handgun in the holster the muzzle is pointing at the floor you
said on the night stand you’re covering the wall you open up the
safe set it on the shelf you’re covering the back panel in the
safe are you willing to destroy all those yeah you better be because that’s what
your covering but What about you arm or your leg for your loved ones
obviously not you need to be what we call muzzle
conscious know where that muzzles pointing all the time don’t let it cover anything you’re not willing
to destroy Rule number three keep your finger off
the trigger and in fact outside of the trigger guard
until you’re ready to shoot now the corollary to that is when you
are ready to shoot your pointed at the target your finger
is on the trigger because that’s the way the game goes bang
any other time the trigger finger is straight and Rule
number four be sure of your target and what’s in line with your target both
foreground and background at front sight we set it
up that way all of our students will be on the same
firing line I’ll be a long road identical targets just behind the target
is a big dirt berms it’s all very artificial orchestrated on
the street however where it matters it is far more complex
for example the probably have a low light
environments will be dynamic chaotic scary under those circumstances you got a few
questions you need to answer first is this the right guy are you
about to shoot the correct individual if that answer is yes you need to know
if there’s somebody standing right next to your is about to step in front of your sights
and finally if you do shoot the adversary and the
round pokes a hole and continues down range way which it probably will what’s it
going to hit downrange goes without saying that once
you fired the shot you cannot alter its course and you
certainly cannot get it back but those are the
four universal firearm safety rules so let’s just briefly review those four
safety rules number one treat every weapon as if it were loaded
number two never let the muzzle cover anything
you’re not willing to destroy the three keep your finger off the
trigger until you’re ready to shoot number four you sure if your target and
what’s in line with your target ninety-five percent of the gun owning population do not know what they do not know as part of our mission at front sight to
bring those people here where they can safely and
immediately get the training that they lack now we
are also a realist we know that we’re not gonna get 95
percent to the gun owning population here the front sight for whatever reason that’s okay but that
applies to you and you can not get formal firearms
training for some reason at least making your goal and master those four universal firearm safety rules
that way you and your entire family can safely
confidently handle firearms for the rest of your
life

12 thoughts on “The Four Universal Firearms Safety Rules-Safe Gun Handling-Handgun Safety Rules-Gun Safety

  1. Every gun owner needs to know these 4 simple rules cold and also needs to practice with someone who can watch for violations.

  2. Great video. Hits everything you need to know in a short video. I've been an avid shooter for 25+ years and, even though I've memorized each rule, I still like to review them often.

  3. For Rule #1, I prefer Jeff Cooper's original version

    "All guns are always loaded."

    Period. Takes the "treat", "as if", "even when it's unloaded" and "mindset" out of the equation.

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  5. This video started out really well, but then cut off suddenly about the 1:06 min, mark, still on rule #1 – where is the rest of the video?

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