The possession of personal firearms is not only a serious responsibility, but it is also a constant danger due to the biased media coverage and judicial maneuvers. In this political climate, it is imperative that the owners of the arms exercise their responsibility of the firearms to the maximum.

What’s more, the data shows that most of the accidents involving firearms are the result of some kind of human error. As a student and as an instructor in the firearms techniques, my experience tells me that most of the firearm accidents take place in non-combat environments i.e. during training or the administrative manipulation.

We have all heard of tragic examples in which police or military personnel got injured in ‘friendly fire’ accidents. There is an incalculable number of the incidents and bags full of corpses that testify to the lack of the responsibility with the use of guns regardless of the alleged or declared mastery with firearms.

These accidents take place on a frequent basis in non-hostile situations and without shots. The person knows everything about firearms and has had guns all life, but it is ignorance that leads to such accidents. On many occasions, the person simply does not know how to manipulate the firearm he or she has. The person does not understand the danger and responsibility involved in handling a gun. It is important that you pay attention to details.

The carrying, maintenance and safe storage of a gun requires concentration and attention-to-detail attitude because awareness is the only way to avoid the accidents. Understanding the different enlistment methods and the basic loading conditions is the easiest way to make sure safety with a gun.

There the two most prolific pistol versions of the Browning 1911 and Glock models. As a matter of the different designs of weapons, some pistols only accept the implementation of three basic loading conditions and others allow four basic loading conditions.

The mechanical differences assume that the conditions of carrying the weapons vary from one weapon to the other. For example, a 1911 is mechanically different from a Glock 22. Since 1911 guns have an external hammer, flapper and gripper handle which behave differently than the Glock. If you have custom 1911 grips, you have to keep this fact as well in mind when you carry your 1911 gun.

Depending on the type and model of 1911 pistol, there is, or is not, an inertia or fall lock that locks the firing pin if the pistol falls to the ground. On the other hand, the Glock guns do not have an external hammer, but they do have internal locks and a mechanical lock that is in the center of the trigger. Differences such as these must be taken into account when implementing the conditions of carrying weapon with any specific firearm.

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