Thankfully both times he pulled the trigger his weapon was aimed at the clearing barrel. That example – an experience I was quite thankfully not involved in, but was able to learn from – reminds me to this day that there is nothing routine in the handling of any weapon. Paul is absolutely right in his admonishment to stop reflexively snapping the trigger on ANY weapon. EVERY time you pull the trigger it should be your conscious intention to do so with a specific purpose in mind. – Frank Borelli
About the Author
Paul Markel has been a firearms industry writer for twenty years and is the author of the new book “Student of the Gun; A beginner once, a student for life.” Paul hosts and produces “Student of the Gun” a show dedicated to education, experience, and enjoyment of firearms. Episodes of SOTG can be viewed by simply going to www.studentofthegun.com and clicking the “play” icon.