- The gun is always loaded
- Only point the gun at something you are willing to destroy
- Know your target and what is behind it
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire
By following these simple rules, you can avoid visiting me in the ER at four in the morning after shooting yourself in your off hand. Additional solid advice: Don’t clean your handgun at four in the morning after being awake all night studying for a final and drinking.
If you neglect this advice, be sure, the nurses and police officers are laughing at you out at the nurses station.
The inspiration for this post was fortunate enough to avoid tendon, bone, and nerve damage, and should regain full use of his hand.