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11Handicap 01-30-2012 02:32 AM

Empty gun after firing.
I noticed a few shooters at the range doing a routine to clear there weapon after shooting. They would drop the magazine, rack the slide a few times and dry fire the weapon down range just to be sure. Then open the action and do visual. Is this typical and good practice. I am considering copying it, as a means of being sure the weapon is empty and clear. These were pretty good shooters, not cowboys and appeared to be very safety conscious as I am.

fupuk 01-30-2012 02:36 AM

I do the same thing with my oldladys glock just to make sure. And i open the cylinder on my gp100 because when we go to the range we usually share a lane. And it only takes ten seconds out of our time to make sure they are not loaded.

shootitout 01-30-2012 02:48 AM

I am really careful now because a 22 was left loaded by a friend and when I got home to clean it pulling it out of the case it got caught and shot a hole through my 2in. Wood desk leg and was logged in my plaster wall.
So gun safety is #1 priority and that was a reminder luckily no one was hurt.

Paladin201 01-30-2012 03:17 AM

Absolutely I empty my guns and visually verify after shooting. I also visually verify the state of any gun that is handed to me. Or any gun that I am about to hand to someone else. Or any gun I pick up that has been out of my sight.

There are two types of gun owners. Those that have experienced an accidental discharge. And those who are going to. It only takes a split second lapse for it to happen. So everything you can do to drill safety into your routine is a good thing. Do it until it becomes automatic.

c3shooter 01-30-2012 03:26 AM

Please do not duplicate threads- wait for da answers-

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