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To: ArrogantBustard

Col Cooper's rules have value in a "free-fire zone"
however in any other place they are patently absurd
as 99.9% of all guns are unloaded.

I am quite familiar with Col. Cooper's rules.

They have value for dogfaces and grunts.
Which is where they were developed during WWII.

However they have proven to be unsafe.

Police Officer Safety Training (POST) train with Cooper rules.
The NRA Training Department has developed Police Firearms training
based on NRA Safety rules in hope of reducing NDs by LEOs

Many years ago the NRA used the Cooper rules;
His rules proved to be unsafe as NDs did not decrease,
the NRA training dept spent years developing safer rules.

Since the introduction of the new rules NDs among
those trained with the new rules have dramatically decreased

They are much safer because:

Why do I point the gun in a safe direction?
Because until I inspect the chamber, I assume it is loaded.

Why do I keep my finger off the trigger?
Because I assume that it is loaded until I inspect the chamber.

I don't load a gun until I plan to use it.

I train and certify NRA Certified Instructors in all disciplines
including Personal Protection both in and outside the Home.

I'm a Chief Range Safety Officer training NRA Certified Range Safety Officers
and I also teach the development of Standard Operating Procedures for the operation of
both indoor and outdoor ranges in all disciplines.

Here are the rules which are safer than Cooper rules:

Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use

When you plan to shoot or store , the following rules come into effect:
NRA Eight Rules for Using or Storing A Gun

1. Know your target and what is beyond.

2. Be sure the gun is safe to operate.

3. Know how to use the gun safely.

4. Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.

5. Wear eye and ear protection.

6. NEVER use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.

7. Store guns so they are NOT accessible to unauthorized persons.

8. Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.

There are many more training rules for both concealed and open carry.

However the three fundamental rules apply in all circumstances.

I hope that I have made it very clear why Cooper rules have failed to protect the shooter.

If you rely only on the Cooper rules you have placed yourself at greater risk.

NRA T/C CRSO

28 posted on 03/02/2011 10:13:59 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Col Cooper's rules have value in a "free-fire zone" however in any other place they are patently absurd as 99.9% of all guns are unloaded.

First time I've EVER seen you recognize any value in Cooper's rules.

It's a start.

For those of us who carry pistols as a piece of clothing, Cooper's rules make a whole lot more sense than the NRA rules.

However they have proven to be unsafe.

PROVE it. You're making the claim, you back it up. Back it up with facts, not bluster.

DISmissed!!!!

31 posted on 03/02/2011 10:18:10 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
nra badges aside, please explain how ASSuming that a firearm can be unloaded is 'safer' than treating ALL guns as if they are hot...???

the other rules basically are the same items, only the cooper version stresses the fatality of playing fast and loose with em, whereas the nra version simply deems a violation to be an 'oopsie'...

lotsa dead people that were 'accidently' shot with unloaded guns...and yes there are also plenty that have been dead from negligent discharges of loaded ones as well...

to me, small distinction, big difference...

52 posted on 03/02/2011 10:59:53 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

“NRA training dept spent years developing safer rules”

What a silly concept: Simple safety rules turned into years of development as though what took years to develop will ever turn into simple rules people will remember and follow. “None of us are not as dumb as all of us.”


72 posted on 03/02/2011 1:03:17 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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