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  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2011
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    SW Florida
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    Recipe for disaster from the beginning.

    We occasionally use a designated .38 for Scenario Training with Blank Ammo. The Ammo is confirmed Blank and most importantly, THE GUN LOADED WITH BLANKS IS NEVER POINTED AT ANYONE. It is used for sound only. If we are going to point anything at anyone in a Citizen Demo, it is a Blue Gun or a Sim/ UTM Gun and the appropriate protective gear is in place.

    Occasionally, we have used unloaded weapons for Scenario training, but in those rare situations, there is always three tiered safety check (Self, Buddy and Instructor/ Safety Officer) and a strictly enforced Hard Perimeter to keep Live Weapons and Ammo from creeping in. It is when these multiple, overlapping and redundant precautions are skipped or ignored, that Murphy strikes.
    Fletch Fuller
    Suarez International Staff Instructor

    “Train Like Others Won't, So You Can Do Those Things That Others Can't.”

    Suarez International USA Headquarters

    Fletch's Upcoming classes in SW Florida:

    CRG-2 Close Range Gunfighting- Naples, Florida June 3-4, 2017

    CRG-5 Zero to Five Feet Gunfighting- Naples, Florida August 5-6, 2017

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
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    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch Fuller View Post
    If we are going to point anything at anyone[,] it is a Blue Gun or a Sim/ UTM Gun and the appropriate protective gear is in place.

    [...]
    It is when these multiple, overlapping and redundant precautions are skipped or ignored, that Murphy strikes.
    This.
    In military scenarios such as combatives/CQC/FTX, same.
    I can say that I have seen a lot of very close calls and a couple of serious accidents including gunshot wounds with a belt-fed weapon because the safety points weren't respected for just a brief moment. Comfort and overconfidence result in drastic mistakes.

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