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Old December 9, 2012, 04:59 PM   #31
Aguila Blanca
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnKSa
Many people think that the safety rules are only about preventing an incident in the present, but that's only part of it. Practicing muzzle control religiously is done to ingrain the behavior so that even when you know the gun is unloaded, you know it can't fire, you're tired, you're distracted, etc. you STILL control the muzzle automatically as the result of a lifetime of doing it right. Same thing with trigger finger discipline.
Exactly. The rules are there to be followed when we feel like it. They are there to prevent incidents just such as this one.
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