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IBTSFP Safety Rule #1: Always Practice Trigger Discipline. June 24, 2010

Posted by wintersetruss in News.

  When shooters don’t practice proper trigger discipline, bad things can happen.  Here’s an “artist’s rendering” of what the IBTSFP could turn into if proper safety procedures are not followed to the letter:

  Remember, the life you save may be your own.  Or maybe  the lives of Lyle & Tector Gorch.  Either way, trigger discipline will help avoid AWK-WARD situations.


1. Michael - June 24, 2010

Here’s the protocol you need to know at Elm Fork, where we likely will be shooting.

1. Guns are always pointed downrange.

2. The range master will periodically yell “cease fire” with a bullhorn, so you can hear it through your ear protection, which is required. He does this when he judges that people are ready to walk downrange and change their targets.

3. You promptly cease firing.

4. If you’re shooting a revolver, you drop the cylinder and lay the gun down on the bench, barrel downrange.

5. If you’re shooting a semi-auto, you eject the clip and lock the slide back (pick up that bullet you ejected), then lay the gun down, barrel downrange.

6. Everybody stands back behind the red line painted on the floor a few steps behind the bench. You must step behind the red line.

7. The range master will walk down the line and inspect every gun. If you fucked up and did not lay the gun down right, he will do it for you, which is embarrassing. Trust me.

8. The range master will then signify that you can all walk downrange and change your targets.

2. BrewFan - June 24, 2010

When I was in the Army, as you left the range you had to scream “NO BRASS OR LIVE AMMO DRILL SERGEANT!!” while the Drill Sergeant was running a metal rod down the barrel of your M16 to make sure you didn’t have a round still in the chamber. If you did have one still in the chamber you could count on being pounced upon by several NCOs. In the Vietnam-era Army there was great concern about draftees possessing live ammunition.

3. xbradtc - June 26, 2010

Nice Buffy reference, Russ.

4. Russ from Winterset - June 26, 2010

Buffy reference?

*weeps at the lack of knowledge from the era before 1995*


5. xbradtc - June 26, 2010

Russ, I’m aware of that, but believe it or not, there was a Buffy episode with Lyle and Tector.

6. Michael - June 26, 2010

And they were vampires by then.

Arguing with Brad about anything Buffy, the love of his life, is a fool’s errand.

7. Russ from Winterset - June 26, 2010

xbrad, OF COURSE I know about the Buffy episode. I like Joss Whedon, but that reference should ALWAYS go towards Sam Peckinpah instead of Buffy.

8. xbradtc - June 27, 2010

Peckinpagh was too bloodthirsty for e.

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