Gun Safety Tips

1st Commandment of gun safety:
Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

Gun Safety TipsThe following article appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune on October 6th, 2012.

A teenager injured his leg and hand Thursday evening after his uncle accidentally fired a muzzleloader near him while deer hunting.

A 17-year-old unnamed teen, his father and uncle were driving through Logan Canyon when they spotted several deer near the Boulder Mountain area. The teen and his uncle jumped out of the truck and put primers on their guns, but the deer ran down a ravine, according to a Cache County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The teen walked ahead of his uncle, who Continue reading

Man Hurt After Rifle Explodes

I’ve often said that the best way to learn is through experience.  But when it comes to safety related issues, I amend my statement by saying “The best way to learn is through other people’s experience.”

The following article is by By George Plaven of The Montana Standard and appeared on October 3rd, 2012

ANACONDA – A 29-year-old Anaconda man was injured late Saturday after the barrel of his 50-caliber black powder rifle exploded, according to police.

Robert Coffey was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle via Life Flight with injuries to his… Continue reading