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    • Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling Professional Self Defense Academy, Inc.Professional Self Defense Academy, Inc. Responsible Instruction for your ProtectionResponsible Instruction for your Protection ®®  The National Rifle Association Gun Safety RulesThe National Rifle Association Gun Safety Rules  Colonel Jeff Cooper's Four RulesColonel Jeff Cooper's Four Rules  Sturm, Ruger & Co. Basic Rules of Safe Firearms HandlingSturm, Ruger & Co. Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 2 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION GUN SAFETY RULESTHE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION GUN SAFETY RULES  ALWAYS keep the gun pointed inALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.a safe direction.  ALWAYS keep your finger off theALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready totrigger until ready to shoot.shoot.  ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded uALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.ntil ready to use.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 3 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling COLONEL JEFF COOPER'S FOUR RULESCOLONEL JEFF COOPER'S FOUR RULES 1. All guns are always loaded.1. All guns are always loaded. 2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.destroy. 3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.target. 4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 4 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING (as published by Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. and with our editing)(as published by Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. and with our editing) We believe that (all law-abiding citizens) have a right toWe believe that (all law-abiding citizens) have a right to purchase and use firearms for lawful purposes. The privatepurchase and use firearms for lawful purposes. The private ownership of firearms in (the United States of America) isownership of firearms in (the United States of America) is traditional, but that ownership imposes the responsibilitytraditional, but that ownership imposes the responsibility on the gun owner(s) to use (their) firearms in a way whichon the gun owner(s) to use (their) firearms in a way which will ensure (their) own safety and that of others. Whenwill ensure (their) own safety and that of others. When firearms are used in a safe and responsible manner, theyfirearms are used in a safe and responsible manner, they are a great source of pleasure and satisfaction, andare a great source of pleasure and satisfaction, and represent a fundamental part of our personal liberty.represent a fundamental part of our personal liberty.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 5 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING Firearms do not cause accidents! Firearms accidents areFirearms do not cause accidents! Firearms accidents are almost always found to have been the result ofalmost always found to have been the result of carelessness, or ignorance on the part of the shooter of thecarelessness, or ignorance on the part of the shooter of the basic rules of safe gun handling.basic rules of safe gun handling. The following rules must be observed by gun users at allThe following rules must be observed by gun users at all times. Safe gun handling is not just desirable, it istimes. Safe gun handling is not just desirable, it is absolutely essential to your safety, the safety of others,absolutely essential to your safety, the safety of others, and the continuation of gun ownership and sport shootingand the continuation of gun ownership and sport shooting as we know it today.as we know it today.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 6 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 1. LEARN THE MECHANICAL AND HANDLING1. LEARN THE MECHANICAL AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIREARM YOU ARE USING.CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FIREARM YOU ARE USING. Not all firearms are the same. The method of carrying andNot all firearms are the same. The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanicalhandling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical provisions for avoiding accidental discharge and theprovisions for avoiding accidental discharge and the various proper procedures for loading and unloading. Novarious proper procedures for loading and unloading. No person should handle any firearm without first havingperson should handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarized himself with the particular type ofthoroughly familiarized himself with the particular type of firearm he is using, and with safe gun handling in general.firearm he is using, and with safe gun handling in general.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 7 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 2. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.2. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. Be sure of the bullet stop behind your target, even when dry-Be sure of the bullet stop behind your target, even when dry- firing. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at any part offiring. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at any part of your body or at another person. This is particularly importantyour body or at another person. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. In the event of anwhen loading or unloading a firearm. In the event of an accidental discharge, no injury can occur as long as the muzzleaccidental discharge, no injury can occur as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction. A safe direction means ais pointing in a safe direction. A safe direction means a direction which will not permit a discharged bullet to strike adirection which will not permit a discharged bullet to strike a person, or to strike an object from which the bullet mayperson, or to strike an object from which the bullet may ricochet.ricochet.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 8 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 2.2. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTIONALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION (CONT.)(CONT.) A safe direction must take into account the fact that a bulletA safe direction must take into account the fact that a bullet may penetrate a wall, ceiling, floor, window, etc., and strike amay penetrate a wall, ceiling, floor, window, etc., and strike a person or damage property. Make it a habit to know exactlyperson or damage property. Make it a habit to know exactly where the muzzle of your gun is pointing whenever you handlewhere the muzzle of your gun is pointing whenever you handle it, and be sure that you are always in control of the direction init, and be sure that you are always in control of the direction in which the muzzle is pointing, even if you fall or stumble. Keepwhich the muzzle is pointing, even if you fall or stumble. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 9 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 10 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 3.3. FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT IN USE.FIREARMS SHOULD BE UNLOADED WHEN NOT IN USE. Firearms should be loaded only when you are in the field or onFirearms should be loaded only when you are in the field or on the target range or shooting area, ready to shoot. Firearms andthe target range or shooting area, ready to shoot. Firearms and ammunition should be securely locked in safes, racks orammunition should be securely locked in safes, racks or cabinets, or by using the locking device supplied with thecabinets, or by using the locking device supplied with the firearm, when not in use. Ammunition should safely be storedfirearm, when not in use. Ammunition should safely be stored separate from firearms. Store your firearms out of sight ofseparate from firearms. Store your firearms out of sight of visitors and children. It is the gun owner’s responsibility to bevisitors and children. It is the gun owner’s responsibility to be certain that children and persons unfamiliar with firearmscertain that children and persons unfamiliar with firearms cannot gain access to firearms, ammunition, or components.cannot gain access to firearms, ammunition, or components.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 11 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 12 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 4. BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE4. BE SURE THE BARREL IS CLEAR OF OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHOOTING.SHOOTING. Even a bit of mud, snow or excess lubricating oil or grease in theEven a bit of mud, snow or excess lubricating oil or grease in the bore may cause the barrel to bulge, or even burst on firing, andbore may cause the barrel to bulge, or even burst on firing, and can cause injury to the shooter and bystanders. Be sure thatcan cause injury to the shooter and bystanders. Be sure that you are using ammunition of the proper caliber and loading foryou are using ammunition of the proper caliber and loading for the gun you are using. If the report or recoil on firing seemsthe gun you are using. If the report or recoil on firing seems weak, or doesn’t seem quite right, CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY,weak, or doesn’t seem quite right, CEASE FIRING IMMEDIATELY, unload your firearm, and check to be sure that no obstructionunload your firearm, and check to be sure that no obstruction has become lodged in the barrel.has become lodged in the barrel.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 13 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 14 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 5. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET BEFORE YOU SHOOT.5. BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET BEFORE YOU SHOOT. Don’t shoot unless you know exactly where your bullet isDon’t shoot unless you know exactly where your bullet is going to strike. Be sure of the bullet stop behind yourgoing to strike. Be sure of the bullet stop behind your target, even when dry-firing with an unloaded gun. If youtarget, even when dry-firing with an unloaded gun. If you are in the field hunting, do not fire at a movement orare in the field hunting, do not fire at a movement or noise. Take the time to be absolutely certain of your targetnoise. Take the time to be absolutely certain of your target before you pull the trigger.before you pull the trigger.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 15 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 6. WEAR SHOOTING GLASSES AND HEARING PROTECTORS6. WEAR SHOOTING GLASSES AND HEARING PROTECTORS WHEN YOU SHOOT.WHEN YOU SHOOT. All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses andAll shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and adequate hearing protectors when shooting. Exposure toadequate hearing protectors when shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing, and adequate eyeshooting noise can damage hearing, and adequate eye protection when shooting is essential.protection when shooting is essential.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 16 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 7. NEVER CLIMB A TREE OR FENCE WITH A LOADED FIREARM.7. NEVER CLIMB A TREE OR FENCE WITH A LOADED FIREARM. Put the firearm down carefully before climbing a fence,Put the firearm down carefully before climbing a fence, and unload it before climbing or descending a tree orand unload it before climbing or descending a tree or jumping over a ditch or other obstruction. Never pull orjumping over a ditch or other obstruction. Never pull or push a loaded firearm toward yourself or another person.push a loaded firearm toward yourself or another person. When in doubt, or whenever you are about to do anythingWhen in doubt, or whenever you are about to do anything awkward, unload your gun!awkward, unload your gun!
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 17 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 8. DON’T SHOOT AT A HARD SURFACE, OR AT WATER.8. DON’T SHOOT AT A HARD SURFACE, OR AT WATER. Bullets can glance off many surfaces like rocks or theBullets can glance off many surfaces like rocks or the surface of water and travel in unpredictable directions withsurface of water and travel in unpredictable directions with considerable velocity.considerable velocity.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 18 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 9. NEVER TRANSPORT A LOADED FIREARM.9. NEVER TRANSPORT A LOADED FIREARM. Firearms should always be unloaded before being placed inFirearms should always be unloaded before being placed in a vehicle. A suitable carrying case or scabbard should bya vehicle. A suitable carrying case or scabbard should by used to carry an unloaded firearm to and from theused to carry an unloaded firearm to and from the shooting area.shooting area.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 19 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING 10. AVOID ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHEN SHOOTING.10. AVOID ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHEN SHOOTING. Don’t drink until the day’s shooting is over. HandlingDon’t drink until the day’s shooting is over. Handling firearms while under the influence of alcohol in any form,firearms while under the influence of alcohol in any form, or medications that could affect your judgment oror medications that could affect your judgment or coordination, constitutes a criminal disregard for the safetycoordination, constitutes a criminal disregard for the safety of others.of others.
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 20 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling THE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLINGTHE BASIC RULES OF SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING Questions?Questions?
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 21 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling REFERENCESREFERENCES Gun SafetyGun Safety, Wikipedia.org,, Wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_safetyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_safety Basic Safety RulesBasic Safety Rules, Sturm, Ruger & Co.,, Sturm, Ruger & Co., http://ruger.com/safety/basicRules.htmlhttp://ruger.com/safety/basicRules.html NRA Gun Safety RulesNRA Gun Safety Rules, The National Rifle Association,, The National Rifle Association, http://www.nrahq.org/education/guide.asphttp://www.nrahq.org/education/guide.asp
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 22 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling SUMMARYSUMMARY  Owning a firearm is a great responsibility.Owning a firearm is a great responsibility.  Improper handling of a firearm can result in a negligentImproper handling of a firearm can result in a negligent discharge, thus causing damage to property, bodily harmdischarge, thus causing damage to property, bodily harm or death and having its legal repercussions accordingly toor death and having its legal repercussions accordingly to include imprisonment.include imprisonment.  When handling a firearm remember, SAFETY FIRST!When handling a firearm remember, SAFETY FIRST!
    • © 2011 Professional Self Defense Academy 23 Safe Firearms HandlingSafe Firearms Handling Thank You!Thank You!