Posts Tagged ‘shooters’

Recent Negligent Discharges at Gun Shows

Reciprocity part 1

You have probably read recently that there were five incidents at different gun shows in a single weekend.  Why do I call it a Negligent Discharge (ND) versus an Accidental Discharge (AD) since the individuals didn’t intend to fire a shot?  Because, if you are following the safety rules, you won’t have an accident.  There is negligence involved. By all accounts the individuals involved were experienced shooters, understood the safety rules, and skipped at least one.  Luckily, while there were injuries, no one was seriously injured or killed.  The NRA safety rules call for us Read More

Gun Speak…Huh?

9-mm handgun and target shooting

The wonderful world of shooting has a language all its own, like many hobbies and professions.  However, those on the outside can feel lost when listening in.  Imagine what someone might think when I talk about “throwing brass”?  You probably understand it means shooting but to someone not yet initiated it could sound like I’m tossing out sculptures.  What about “Lead Therapy”?  Most people understand “Retail Therapy” but you can get some really strange looks around the office is you say you’re heading out after work for some Lead Therapy.  Think about the “Brass Read More

Practice versus Carry Ammo?

Practice versus Carry Ammo

This question comes up a lot in classes, especially with new shooters.  Range, or practice, ammo is often a rounded bullet in a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ). It is available in all the standard calibers and the grains (the weight of the bullet) may vary. It is also less expensive than carry ammo. However, it can, and will, penetrate farther than what we think of as carry ammo, which is why, it isn’t recommended for personal defense. Carry ammo is generally a Hollow Point (or HP).  Again, available in all the standard calibers, various grains, etc. The HP bullet (which is the projectile Read More