The Four Safety Rules are a remarkably effective system of layered risk management strategies. But they aren’t the only strategies we have available, and in many activities, they simply aren’t enough. Which of the Four Safety Rules prevents a piece of t-shirt or old worn-out leather (or hybrid) holster getting caught in a trigger guard and pressing the trigger during reholstering? Which of the Four Safety Rules prevents a piece of shrapnel from bouncing off a target back into a shooter’s eyes at the range? The Four Safety Rules are great for reducing the risk associated with unintentionally pressing the trigger with your finger, and the Second Rule is a great mitigation for almost any type of unintentional discharge. But there are many other risks associated with operating a firearm, and we need to manage those risks, too.
All you need to keep your skills intact is about fifteen minutes and fifty rounds a week. This is the exact program I used when I was working patrol and then assigned to a specialized unit where my range time was limited. Now look, this isn’t going to get you better. It’s a pure sustainment program and is what I consider the bare minimum for anyone who carries a pistol professionally. If you added a couple of five-minute dry practice sessions per week, you’d be way ahead of the game, but hey…let’s not get all crazy here.
One of RE Factor’s best paper targets is the Hitman, designed to hone precision shooting skills. Overlay in Metric and US/Imperial measurements with squares sized for maintaining a 1 MOA zero at 100, 200, and 300 yards. Take a shot at it.
Some time ago I received a Grey Ghost range bag for a range bag review. I set it aside and figured I would be at the range sooner rather than later to give the bag my full attention. That was a mistake. See, I live in the middle of Ida-nowhere and more often than not...
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Just The Tip: Rando Range AidsJake "Slim" CallNothing sucks more than hitting the range and realizing you forgot something important. If you're the type to learn from your mistakes, it probably won't happen again. Today we'll let you learn from some of our mistakes....
Paint pens are a terrible bludgeoning weapon, but a superb range aid in a number of ways. Plus you can draw dicks on your friends’ mags with them.
We usually don’t shoot in indoor ranges; they’re not ideal. Sometimes, however, they’re the only option available. So let’s exploit ’em all we can.
Not one ND, but two! We’re not sure yet where this occurred, or how long ago, so we don’t have much detail, but we can damn sure learn from it.