Home Handguns Safety Tip: Keep Your Gun Pointed in a, um, Safe Direction HandgunsTraining & Technique Safety Tip: Keep Your Gun Pointed in a, um, Safe Direction By Dan Zimmerman - February 3, 2012 14 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email Oh, and keep your finger off the trigger, too. The above is Photo of the Week at the Navy Safety Center. No, really. [h/t Graybeard] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Handy in an Emergency: Know How to Quickly Train Someone to Shoot Safely DEATH AND TAXES: Help Your Family Value Your Guns and Safely Sell Unwanted Firearms and Accessories Tyrant Designs Announces its New ITTS Triggers for GLOCK G43, G43X, and G48 14 COMMENTS A simple adjustment of windage and elevation will fix that. Reply Yep, looks to be about 3″ low and 3″ to the right. Reply Navy Safety Center…Shirley you jest! Stop calling me Shirley! Reply It just went off! Reply I frequently dry practice pointed at my safe…..this may not be dry enough. Reply Looks exactly like my safe sans bullet hole (oops). Reply Forget the combination again? Reply This Guy commented on this over @TFL. Claimed the 1911 style gun went off JUST from pressing the mag release with no trigger contact. Reply “He had been clearing some pistols after a trip to the range, he wrote, and “forgot one small step.” Huh? What step in what process? The process of emptying your gun? What “step” in clearing your gun involves pulling the trigger? Keeping your booger hook off the bang switch isn’t exactly a “small step”. Reply “Booger hook off the bang switch” ^ This! I was seriously laughing out loud!! Reply Hilarious to see this here, as we have these posted above our urinals at my command. Reply Navy Danger Center. Reply Well, it was pointed in a safe direction, for whatever issue it was. Maybe he was stupid and pulled the trigger; or maybe it was a malfunction. Perfect reminder though about the four rules, and why they need to be reviewed periodically. Reply An accidental discharge involving the DoD? Who would have thought? Ever here of the term/phrase – “G.I. Proof”? Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.