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Although most if not all states require that firearms be secured from the access of children under age 18, there is no reason that children can not be taught to respect firearms, and about firearm safety. Firearms education could save their life someday.
Ever wonder how ammunition is made?
The video below shows you how home made or "hand loaded" ammunition is made. For serious hand loaders, what they make is as good as commercially manufactured ammunition. However for many legal reasons we discuss in more detail in class, we strongly advise against using hand loaded ammunition in a gun you may carry for self defense.
A semi auto handgun does three things, it loads a cartridge, fires it and reloads a fresh cartridge from an ammunition supply.
But the process is complicated. Below is an animation that shows various components. You can see parts of the internal handgun to see how it all works.
Ever wonder how a revolver was made? Revolvers have been around nearly 160 years.
Uberti is an Italian company that specializes in excellent quality working reproduction's of early and historical revolvers and some long guns. As you might expect, a lot of the work is done by hand.
I am seriously not showing the next video to gross people out, but it does gets tough to watch near the end.
You may have noticed in some pictures on this website, I am wearing body armor. It is because sometimes a bullet may ricochet, not because I don't trust responsible people with guns. On the range, we also wear eye and hearing protection. I wore a steel helmet in the Army, and I am thinking I may go buy one again.
Something you don't see in my red body armor vest is first aid supplies, including tampons. Tampons are made to swell and soak up blood and they work great for immediately treating gunshot wounds - hold that thought.
Practicing personal and range safety (including knowing what is behind the target is an appropriate backstop) is always important.
Remember the first video was about children and firearms safety?
The tragic and real incident below is about a parent who did not maintain control of her firearm (an important safety rule). The practice of putting a firearm into something, anywhere other than a holster somewhere on your body, is called off body carry. The firearm might be placed in a purse, in a coat hanging on a coat rack, a glove box or under the seat of a vehicle, so it is not on their person and under their immediate control. In this case, a two year old child was able to get to the unattended gun in a purse (made for carrying a gun) which never should happen. A two year old and a loaded gun spell disaster.
If you cannot find somewhere on your person to safely carry your firearm, please just leave it at home.
Firearm Safety is NO ACCIDENT!