tHE PERFECT PISTOL SHOT
Safety has to be trained. It is not enough to have rules read to the shooter. Firearm safety includes muscle memory actions, which by the nature of muscle memory require repetitive training. Certainly, properly conducted range time reinforces safety practices and develops a second nature of safe handling. However, all skills deteriorate and require formalized training to correct and maintain them. The next time you're on the range, watch how many experienced shooters have slipped into sloppy slide manipulations. The muzzle should always be downrange but the further the shooter gets from training, the more the muzzle begins to wander to the side. Training for basic safety (indexing, holstering, loading, engaging safeties, and unloading) is not wasting range time. Too many shooters unintentionally discharge firearms on the range and in the home to dismiss safety training as entry-level only.
I apologize (again) for the delay of the first Practics book. It is coming. Thanks for your patience.
Albert League is a former Marine Corps and law enforcement firearm instructor who consults on a variety of security topics. He is the founder of the Practics firearms defense system and author of the Practics book series.(www.practicsusa.com)