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Gun Safety Training Ty Marbut as instructor RSSK Firearms Training, Spring 2010 Reed College
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).
History of Firearms Handcannon or handgonne ca. 1200 ad. in China, Europe by 1300’s Fun fact: First “gun control” Effective at ~50 yds., range to 200 yds.
History of Firearms Musket, blunderbuss, etc. “Smoothbore” long guns, pistols ca. 1520-1800 in Europe Effective to ~100 yards
History of Firearms “Kentucky Rifle” rifled musket, ca. 1740 Spun the projectile for stability Effective range of up to 250 yds. Enabled shaped “bullets” American Revolution, Frontier
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)
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”
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
Action Barrel ○ Muzzle ○ Chamber ○ Bore -Caliber ○ Rifling Magazine Safety lever/switch ○ “Helps reduce the chance of an unintentional discharge” General gun anatomy
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
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. ? ?
Safety Misadventures ○ Ignorance vs. carelessness ○ “Unloaded” Schools of thought Safety Mindset By-the-numbers
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?
Shooting Technique: Eyes Eye dominance Handguns vs. rifles/shotguns/machine guns/missile launchers, etc. One eye or two? Try both. Glasses, bifocals, etc.
Shooting Technique Stance ○ Obsolete techniques ○ Isosceles Position Athletic Position Face target Arms not quite locked Grip ○ Butterfly ○ Thumbs ○ Isometric Tension: “Crush the gun!”
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!
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!
Squeeze Hold Point of Aim bang. Trigger Manipulation
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!
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
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
Misc. tips One sight picture, one shot Breathe Revolver cylinder gap Shooting Hygiene The mental game. Questions?
RSSK events Shooting range field trips Gun show field trips Volunteer corps National certification Other training
Shooting Range Fieldtrips To Register: ○ E-mail email@example.com (or Ty Marbut)firstname.lastname@example.org ○ Now ○ Schedule and e-mail 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
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
One-handed shooting Shoot with two hands. If you can’t: ○ Stance ○ Keep a tight grip ○ Other arm position ○ Muscles