posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 08:02 PM
Ah… so so.
Besides the negligent discharge ones, they are kind of the normal mistakes that inexperienced shooters make.
The normal mistakes usually break down into a few basic categories. And if you watch the tape again, you will see that the list below covers most.
1. Scope with poor eye relief on a high power rifle. Or the person holding his eye as close as he can to the scope. People don’t realize how much a
rife will push into your shoulder even when you are holding solid. If there is only one inch of room between the end of the scope and your face, it
will be imbedded in your face when you pull the trigger. That is why center fire rifle scopes have a rubber ring around the end so that if they hit
your face, it won’t cut the skin.
2. A person not properly holding the butt against your shoulder. They don’t realize how hard it is to hold a rifle or shotgun freehand. They will
usually try it once, and then they learn their lesson. Or they just don’t know that the butt of the rifle is there for a reason. Again, they will
quickly learn the lesson as to why they invented the butt stock.
3. Pistol grip shotguns are not for everyone. They are hard to control even with light loads. Unless you have a decent amount of upper body strength,
then do not try to use them with high power rounds. If you have never fired one before, and you try, the gun will probably be on the ground behind you
after you pull the trigger. Even if you are use to firing one, if you some how get a 3 inch 00 buck round in there with the target rounds, you will
still probably either lose grip on the gun.
4. You do not hold a pistol grip shotgun up to your cheek to aim it. You just don’t. There is no way for you to brace your arms in the close in
position to stop it from coming back into your face. You will only make that mistake once before you learn your lesson.
5. You work your way up in handgun size to get yourself familiar with the recoil. Never let someone shoot a large caliber handgun that has never shot
handguns before. It will always end up with the person doing things like they did on the video. I don’t care if they are the world body building
champion. If they have never fired a handgun, and you hand them a 500 SW, then the gun is going to be several feet behind them after they pull the
trigger, in addition to a big welt on the center of their forehead. And even if they have fired handguns before, if they are firing a caliber they
have never fired before, then only load one round in the gun at a time, until they get use to it. That way, if they lose control over the gun, and
accidentally hit the trigger while the gun is pointed at something, then no one, including themselves, will not get shot.
6 Recoil is the universal equalizer. No mater how strong and big you are, if you have never experienced recoil before, and you try to fire a cartridge
with big recoil, you are going to be on your ass with a sore shoulder. Once you know what to expect, then it become instinctive. It doesn’t mater if
you a little boy, if you know how to catch the gun, and yourself, from a hard recoil, then it’s all manageable. It’s like someone throwing a
bowling ball at you. If you never see it coming, then it will throw you for a loop, no mater how strong you are. If you can see it coming, you can
brace yourself to catch it.
6.1 You don’t hold a gun, you catch a gun. It doesn’t mater how solid you hold a gun, when you fire it, it will be moving. No amount of strength
will stop if from moving at all. You just have to catch it. If you are not prepared to keep a hold of it on the fly back, then you won’t catch it.
If you don’t allow your arms to come up with it on the rebound, then you will lose grip.