Idiots with Guns #2
The purpose of "Idiots with Guns" is not to glorify those who made incredibly bad decisions on film, but to teach others proper gun safety. Read Jeff Cooper's 4 Rules in my sidebar. There has never been a negligent discharge that harmed anyone while the 4 Rules were being followed. In fact, there have never been any negligent discharges at all while the 4 Rules were being followed. Because of this, wise old gunnies simply follow Jeff Cooper's 4 Rules. They cast them in stone and accept no excuses for their behavior. You never hear on the news that these old gunnies encountered a gun that "just went off".
Over the years we have seen many photos of people who, upon picking up a gun, just cannot resist pointing it at something they should not, with their finger on the trigger. This is usually the camera, another person, or themselves. These photos are often difficult to google up, because of the ways they are listed, in personal albums. If you have archived any of these type photos, feel free to send them in to bayouroversATjamDOTrrDOTcom
Some might say that the gun pictured this week is a 1911 with the hammer down. Granted. C&S makes a nifty little kit to sidetrack that argument if it were installed in this pistol. Besides, it's a matter of acceptable behavior, not conditional behavior. Monkey sees, monkey does. The next monkey might own a Glock. Argue with Cooper's wisdom if you must.
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