Safety is the common thread in all Indiana Firearms Training classes

Firearms Safety
Safety, by far, is the most important part of firearms and shooting:
  • Handling firearms safely
  • Loading, reloading, and unloading firearms safely
  • Shooting firearms safely
  • Cleaning firearms safely
  • Storing firearms safely
  • Firearms for personal safety
  • Legal safety

Basic Firearms Safety Rules:

  If you are carrying a handgun, leave it in its holster! Do not touch it
  or draw it to do "Show and Tell."  It is not cool.  It is stupid and dangerous!

    Assume all guns loaded unless you, personally have just cleared them!

    Always keep the gun's muzzle pointed in the safest direction.  No exceptions!

   Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. ====>

    Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Three more:

   Treat all guns as loaded.  Never handle a firearm that you cannot "clear."
   Store all guns to be inaccessible to unauthorized persons.
   Always be sure of your target and what is beyond.

The first two rules are critical to avoid catastrophic negligent discharges:
1.   Always be totally aware of where the gun's muzzle is pointed.  Never "sweep" anything you would not want destroyed.
2.   Keep your finger off the trigger and alongside the frame until the sights are on target and you are ready to shoot.

Now, here's the hard part:  Immediately after shooting, move your finger off the trigger and back alongside the frame!
Practice those first two rules religiously, and you will avoid a catastrophic negligent discharge.
Unloading the Semi-automatic pistol safely
Many negligent discharges are caused by incorrectly unloading semi-automatic pistols.

Always remove the magazine first!

Then "rack" the slide to remove a chambered round, if any, and lock the slide back.
Finally, visually inspect the chamber to verify it is empty.

If you rack the slide first, it will simply chamber a fresh round from the magazine.
If you, then, remove the magazine, the gun is still loaded.

Always remove the magazine first!
Defensive Firearm Safety
A defensive firearm is an awesome responsibility.

The defensive firearm must be the tool of last resort.
By far the best way to prevail in a violent encounter is to avoid it in the first place!
The costs of deploying deadly force are extreme, including:
  • Legal costs, which will be in the tens of thousands of dollars
  • Emotional and psychological damage
  • Reputation costs in the neighborhood and community
  • Possible loss of job
  • Threats and retaliation

Whether in the home or outside the home, using a firearm should be the absolute last resort.
While it is best to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it, avoid needing it
if at all possible.

Remember, the defensive firearm is the tool of absolute last resort!
More Information or to Enroll in classes:
Phone:  260-459-2382      Fort Wayne,  Indiana 
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