NDs!

19 Feb 13 At a recent Course, one of my students had an ND in his hotel room. It was a single shot from a pistol that hit the floor (ground-floor room). No personal injury and only slight property damage, which my student graciously took care of promptly. The bullet...

“Safe” Guns?

6 Dec 12 In the wake of my last Quip, I received many responses with regard to appropriate gun-handling in an instructional environment. I realize that what follows is controversial, at least in the minds of some: On my end of the spectrum, our exposure to guns is all...

Safe Direction

25 Nov 12 Safe Direction My friend and colleague, Steve Camp, inventor of “Safe Direction” ballistic-containment systems, now has complete control of his product line. Safe Direction spent several months is limbo during a hostile takeover of Steve’s family business....

Gun “Safety?”

23 Sept 12 These observations, from a student new to our Art “Traditional four (Cooper’s) rules of gun-handling are phrased in a way designed to prevent ‘false positives,’ that is: Inadvertently causing bullets to impact into things and people you did not intend to...

Safety Procedure

4 May 12 One of our Instructors, a woman, recently participated in a recreational shotgun training program. It was a clinic on Sporting Clays, taught by a highly-respected, veteran player. I don’t consider myself an expert, nor even particularly knowledgeable, on this...

Pump-shotgun over-bite

28 Mar 12 At a Defensive Shotgun Course last weekend, a student brought a Mossberg 590. The factory forend had been replaced with an after-market one that featured rails on all three sides. To the bottom rail, the student had attached a vertical forend. The gun ran...