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1 Gun Safety Training Ty Marbut as instructor RSSK Firearms Training, Spring 2010 Reed College

2 Safety First! The Three Great Rules  All guns are always loaded.  Never point a gun at anything you aren’t willing to destroy.  Keep your finger out of the trigger guard (until you are ready to shoot).

3 History of Firearms  Handcannon or handgonne ca ad. in China, Europe by 1300’s Fun fact: First “gun control” Effective at ~50 yds., range to 200 yds.

4 History of Firearms  Musket, blunderbuss, etc. “Smoothbore” long guns, pistols ca in Europe Effective to ~100 yards

5 History of Firearms  “Kentucky Rifle” rifled musket, ca Spun the projectile for stability Effective range of up to 250 yds. Enabled shaped “bullets” American Revolution, Frontier

6 History of Firearms  Further advancement Cased ammunition (1586), breech loading (1834) Pepperbox (1780’s?)  Revolver Lever action “repeating” rifle (1860) Maxim Machine Gun (1884) Autopistol (1893)

7 Modern Firearms  Legal definition “A weapon which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or any destructive device.”  Ownership  Rifles “Assault Rifles”?  Shotguns  Handguns  Full-autos “Class III”

8 More gun laws  Ownership Everyone (!) except: ○ Convicted Felons, fugitives, domestic violence (misdemeanor), restraining order, exceptions for “white collar felonies” ○ Illegal users and addicts of certain controlled substances ○ Minors (kind of) ○ Dishonorable discharge ○ Illegal immigrants, renounced citizenship ○ Mentally incompetent ○ (Gun Control Act of 1968) Solidified as of Heller vs. U.S., 2008  Purchase 18 for long guns; 21 for handguns, Class III Background Check

9  Action  Barrel ○ Muzzle ○ Chamber ○ Bore -Caliber ○ Rifling  Magazine  Safety lever/switch ○ “Helps reduce the chance of an unintentional discharge” General gun anatomy

10 Handgun anatomy (semi-auto) Grip Magazine (inserted) Trigger Frame Muzzle (end of Barrel) Slide Front Sight Rear Sight Hammer (down) Magazine Release Ejection Port (other side) Safety (disengaged) Trigger Guard

11 Action of a M1911A1.45 Start video

12 Revolver anatomy Cylinder Ejection Rod Cylinder Release Direction of Cylinder Rotation Cylinder Gap

13 Ammunition anatomy  Brass  Bullet  Powder  Primer It’s under there. Underwear? It’s in there.

14 “Centerfire” vs. “Rimfire”

15 Gun Safety  All guns are always loaded.  Never point a gun at anything you aren’t willing to destroy.  Keep your finger out of the trigger guard until you’re ready to shoot.  Know your target and beyond.  Range rules: 180-rule. ? ?

16 Safety  Misadventures ○ Ignorance vs. carelessness ○ “Unloaded”  Schools of thought  Safety Mindset  By-the-numbers

17 Safe gun storage  Accessibility pros, cons  Legal  Moral One lock standard GunVault Mini: $97  “Trigger Locks”  “Life vest” lock  Through-slide locks  Kids and guns “Kidproof” the guns “Gunproof” the kids  College?

18 Shooting Technique: Eyes  Eye dominance  Handguns vs. rifles/shotguns/machine guns/missile launchers, etc.  One eye or two? Try both.  Glasses, bifocals, etc.

19 Shooting Technique  Stance ○ Obsolete techniques ○ Isosceles Position Athletic Position Face target Arms not quite locked  Grip ○ Butterfly ○ Thumbs ○ Isometric Tension: “Crush the gun!”

20 Aiming: “Sight Picture” o E ye Focus: Three Choices o T arget o R ear Sight o F ront Sight ocus on the front sight. o T he front sight: o F ocus on it. Look at me!

21 Aiming: “Sight Picture” o Proper sight picture: o Level across the top o Front sight in center of rear sight o Top, center of front sight in center of target o Focus on the front sight. o Allow the target and rear sight to be blurry if necessary!

22 Squeeze Hold Point of Aim bang. Trigger Manipulation

23 Followthrough!

24 Operating an Autopistol  Before you start:  Eye and ear protection. Glasses Types of ear protection  Is it loaded? (yes.) ○ Check magazine well ○ Check chamber ○ Squeeze off In a SAFE DIRECTION  Strong hand grip (always) -Finger out of trigger guard  Loading ○ Insert loaded magazine ○ Racking the slide ○ The Safety Empty!

25 Operating an Autopistol (cont’d)  Unloading ○ For reload The Slide Stop (or “slide release” or “slide lock”) ○ For total unloading Drop magazine Rack slide Observe Chamber Squeeze off (in a SAFE direction)  Jams ○ Clearing ○ Preventing

26 Revolvers  Loading ○ Speedloaders  Unloading

27 Regular Target Practice  100 rds./month  Dryfire Practice ○ Shooting without ammo ○ Gun types ○ Safety still applies!  Groups, Drills, and Fun!  At Reed ○ (Well, no, not at it..)  Clackamas Co. Sheriff Dept.’s Public Safety Training Center

28 Misc. tips  One sight picture, one shot  Breathe  Revolver cylinder gap  Shooting Hygiene  The mental game.  Questions?

29 RSSK events  Shooting range field trips  Gun show field trips  Volunteer corps  National certification  Other training

30 Shooting Range Fieldtrips  To Register: ○ (or Ty ○ Now ○ Schedule and list at rssk.org  Preparations: ○ Closed-Toed Shoes! ○ Dress warmly – it’s cool inside ○ Eat  Cost ($0 - $15)  Sponsors ○ CCSO PSTC, Wayne Burgin ○ Oregon Firearms Federation

31 The Draw  Three steps ○ 1 – Right hand to grip, left hand to navel -Where’s yer finger?? ○ 2 – Out of holster to “low ready”, left hand grip ○ 3 – Straight to line-of-sight, FRONT SIGHT! -Finger time  Holstering  Practice – muscle memory

32 One-handed shooting  Shoot with two hands.  If you can’t: ○ Stance ○ Keep a tight grip ○ Other arm position ○ Muscles


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