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Confident gun handling

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JD, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. JD

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    No anti bear trap, no safety catch, I just cock, load and carry my Hw77 around my shoot.

    Are you that confident with your rifle ?
     
  2. Pidlar

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    I'm comfortable with mine, it's everyone else you have to keep an eye on.although a morning out on a permission can't really be classed the same as a morning at the club with 40 other shooters.
    Regards,Stu.
     
  3. SniperSi

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    off topic but does the bear trap stop you from firing whilst the lever is down? And if taken out can you de-cock rifle?
     
  4. mattyts

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    Yes and yes,pretty useful to be able to de cock,especially with a Springer.
     
  5. SniperSi

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    thanks might have to have a dabble :)
     
  6. Kyska

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    I hate safety's, unless they completely disable the rifle, and just the trigger sear, recipe for disaster.
     
  7. mattyts

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    Air Arms S400 series safety are the worse design,not too good placement and a very basic functionality of just jamming the trigger.
     
  8. andy draper

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    Not if you are walking round hyde park you don't.:D
    andy.
     
  9. JD

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    Hyde park nah, more Battersea common. ; )
     
  10. edtwozeronine

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    So long as you keep hold of the lever when loading. I'm glad my TX200 has an Anti-bear-trap but I keep a good hold on the lever when loading anyway. Safety is more important than confidence when weapons handling.
     
  11. larryking28

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    Always hold under levers or barrels when loading.
    I assumed that was common sense but I don't always see it happen.
    Had to smile when I went to a game fair many years ago and one of the Airgun magazine regulars was doing some shooting and he just let the barrel swing loose after cocking it,so much for teaching the younger generation.
     
  12. mattyts

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    Cringe every time I see someone not holding the cocking lever or barrel,I do it out if habit and recently had my TH208 sear release while the barrel was down.
     
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    I am in the habit of flicking the safety on as I hunt my with sons and accidents can happen. Pete
     
  14. Accuspell

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    Confident is not the same as COMPETENT. Don't get complacent. :hunting:

    There is an old saying, "the two most dangerous things on a farm are an unloaded gun and a quiet bull." Plenty of people have been killed by both.;)
     
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    I know quite a few confident, less so competent. I got more selective who I went out shooting with the older I got ...
     
  16. JD

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    Accuspell, are you a solicitor,competent and legally qualified, I'm confident your not. ; ) lol
     
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    Before I joined the club I'm in I never used to hold the barrel on my Hatsan Mod. 60 S. I _assumed_ it was locked in place until I'd loaded and closed it.:facepalm:
     
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    When I was younger I had an air rifle (don't know what it was) me an my mate went out shooting and we didn't hold the barrel when loading as we didn't know any better back then, the barrel came up and split the fire stock down to the trigger and snapped the pistol grip when my mate pulled the trigger, I learnt soon after to hold it, I was only a whippersnapper. He paid me back with a pen knife... Wasn't quite the same :(
     
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    3 rifles without safety, I like to use it when you can but still people shouldn't be near the trigger if it's pointed certain ways.
    I am fine to say I've shot air rifles a few times by accident, the last time being about 2years ago whilst waiting in a warren I went to pick my pcp up and my fingers slipped into the trigger area.
    The only other time was very similar.

    I sold the rifle based on that experience as i felt safety was more important. Wish I never did as I loved that rifle.
     
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  20. Tripleteer

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    For me if you do not obey the simple basic rules of handling and using a gun safely, you are not a fit person to have a gun.
     

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