This is why you do not entrust your safety to inexperienced local trainers who cut corners on safety either because they don’t know any better, or because they have to distinguish themselves in the marketplace through some new, unorthodox technique.
This is why you never “dry fire” — instead, you “dry practice”.
This is why you never dry practice with rounds — either live rounds or dummy rounds. They can get mixed up! No rounds in the area, at all.
If you are practicing malfunction clearances with ammunition, it is a hot range and follow all range rules.
Basic safety rules:
- Treat every gun as if loaded (check its condition)
- Muzzle pointed in safe direction
- Finger straight (outside of trigger guard)
- Clear to target and beyond
Follow these rules religiously. Everyone is in charge of safety. If you see a violation, yell STOP!
Montgomery and his daughter, who was helping him teach a concealed carry class at the KayJay Gun Shop in Mount Holly, were initially charged after the fatal shooting of range owner James Baker last June. Baker, 64, was killed by a bullet that hit him in the neck after being fired through a wall by an unidentified student in the class.The student, according to reports, was practicing weapon malfunction drills with what was supposed to be inert ammunition but a live round somehow found its way into the gun.
Source: Ohio CCW instructor gets 5 days in jail for death of range owner