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Guy Almost Shoots Hand Off During Training

The rules of firearm safety exist for a reason. The slight wrong twitch of a finger, the slight failure of a mechanical part, the lack of attention at the wrong moment – all can result in serious injury or death.

This video shows the importance of ALWAYS keeping your finger off of the trigger until you’re pointing at your target and ready to shoot. This shooter was too eager to shoot too quickly and his finger went straight to the trigger. Likely due to the cold and gloves, he pulled the trigger when he wasn’t ready, and because he hadn’t practiced his draw stroke enough, his hand was briefly in front of the muzzle.

Do NOT be too eager to try advanced shooting technique until you have strong fundamentals and very very good muscle memory. This guy definitely should return to the basics, work on his draw stroke, and work on getting his muscle memory re-trained so his finger stays off the trigger until he’s on target.

Gif: Guy Almost Shoots Hand Off During Training

What would you do if you saw this during a training class? This guy should have been pulled off the firing line and sent home. He should not be doing a more advanced class until he gets his shooting fundamentals down. His finger should have not been on the trigger – period.

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Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.


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