• 22 Oct 2010 /  Firearms No Comments

    There are a bunch of different versions of the basic firearm rules out there. Some have 3, some have 10, but the most common are the 4 rules that Jeff Cooper is credited with:

    1. All guns are always loaded.
    2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
    4. Identify your target, and what is behind it.

    There’s always been a bit of controversy around rule #1, since it’s fundamentally a lie, but it is a good mindset to have. There’s some interesting discussions going around the blogs around this subject, I like this post in particular:

    SnarkyBytes » The Rules

    Interesting how he boils it down to 2 rules in a methodical way. I’m not 100% sure I’m on board with it, but I like simplification in general, and it does seem to preserve all of the safety aspects of the original 4. Going to have to read through it a couple of more times.

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    Posted by Mike @ 4:32 am

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