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Please…

…please, please, please don’t be That Guy on the range.  Need pointers?  Check out this whole gaggle of Those Guys.  Don’t be anything like them:

The notations in the video are from one of the members of ArfCom.  (Link to AR15.com thread.)  The only person in this video who shows anything like safe gun handling is the one woman in the video.  Look like her only mistake is hanging out with these dipshits.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  The Four Rules ARE NOT OPTIONAL.

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

RULE II: NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY

RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND EVERYTHING THAT IS BEYOND IT

These rules were codified in the above format by one of the greatest shottists and gun writers in history, Colonel Jeff Cooper. I can’t decide whether it’s sad or fitting that I’d be posting a video with such aggregious violations of the rules on the anniversary of his passing.  In addition to the Four Rules as listed above, Colonel Cooper gave us the Modern Technique of pistol shooting, the concept of the Scout Rifle, and a large body of work that encompasses some of the finest writing on firearms in history.  The shooting community is truly worse for having lost him, but infinitely better for having had him amongst our ranks.

It’s truly a pity that some firearms owners have either never heard of Cooper’s Four Rules or choose to willfully disregard them.

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