I'm a college student who is currently in ROTC, and even though I'm just getting introduced to the basics, I've gotten alot of flack(and I guess rightfully so) for pointing the barrel of fake/rubber duck in the wrong direction. Although, I've cached up and learned to always point it towards the ground in non-confrontation situations. However, I have a hard time handling the rubber duck safely when I have something heavy like a rucksack on as due to comfort issues I'm forced to always shift the gun around often by holding the top of say an M16. You could also say initially, I had a hard time taking things seriously due to the fact that it was rubber ducks I was dealing with and not actual weapons. Therefore with these issues in mind could someone give me the overall brief on safety with these types of firearms?