Rob Pincus

Firearm Safety: Unload and Clear Firearm

Rob Pincus
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Duration:   6  mins

Rob Pincus is on the range to talk about firearm safety and how to unload and clear your firearm at the end of a practice session or training course. The procedure he follows is to release the magazine and lock the slide open while in the high compressed ready position, not looking at the gun. Then look at the gun to check for rounds, leaving it locked open. Confirm with someone else that the gun is empty. Reholster the gun with the slide locked open and put the gun in its case. Rob also discusses why he does not pull the trigger to confirm the gun is unloaded for his firearm safety.

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3 Responses to “Firearm Safety: Unload and Clear Firearm”

  1. Gene814

    Great video. I don't like dropping mags on the ground though. What about mags that don't drop free, like on my Diamondback DB9 or DB380, and that don't lock open.

  2. Joe

    Great video Rob, just curious what type of barrel you have installed on that Glock. Thanks again, keep up the good work.

  3. David

    Thank you. A very nice and concise explanation to make sure there are no accidents with an "unloaded gun".

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