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The Maglife Podcast – 165 – Advanced Safety | Thinking Beyond The 4 Firearm Safety Rules


As Daniel Shaw instructs them.

  1. Be relentlessly aware of your muzzle ensuring it is always pointed in the relative safest direction.
  2. Keep your finger off the trigger and outside of the trigger guard until you are on target and have made the conscious decision to fire.
  3. Keep the weapon on safe until you are on target and have made the conscious decision to fire.
  4. Be certain of your target and that its foreground and background remain clear.

1:55 VF says,

“I prioritize what I teach, by what I think is important through my experiences. Having seen a lot of violence and having been around a lot of really poor gun handlers in violent situations…[T]here were a lot of things that I picked up on that I incorporate into what I teach very naturally;

If you’re talking about fighting with a gun, the most important aspect is to not add more harm to the situation than is already there.

The way that we make a situation worse, is by not adhering to a level of safety that is conducive to keeping people safe.

The standard safety rules, the big 4 that people use, or the 3 from the NRA, those are circumstantial … and there are modifications that need to be made. I know a lot of people don’t like to stray from that because it ‘gets too complicated’. But fighting with a gun is a complicated thing, and if you can’t think on a somewhat complex level, then your ability to operate under pressure is probably not going to be that great.”

Complete Show Notes: HERE!