It Is Important That You Don’t Ever Point a Gun
Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction
This is the most basic safety rule. Don’t ever point a gun! At anything you do not intend to shoot that is. Though it is basic and simple, it isn’t always done. If this rule were followed at all times, there would be very few firearms accidents! Keep in mind the following safety precautions:
- Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. Be aware of your surroundings. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. Just remember, if you are pointing in a safe direction, Injury is much less likely to occur.
- A safe direction means a direction in which a bullet cannot possibly strike anyone, taking into account possible ricochets and the fact that bullets can penetrate walls and ceilings. The safe direction may be “up” on some occasions or “down” on others, but never at anyone or anything not intended as a target. Even when “dry firing” with an unloaded gun, you should never point a gun at an unsafe target. Always pretend that the gun is loaded. Dry firing can be deceptive due to malfunctions in the gun. Many injuries and deaths have occurred due to thinking that the gun was unloaded. Remember you can never be “to safe” when dealing with a gun. Always try to do everything you can to keep you and others safe when handling a firearm.
Make it a habit to know exactly where the muzzle of your gun is pointing at all times. Never point a gun. Be sure that you are in control of the direction in which the muzzle is pointing, even if you fall or stumble. This is your responsibility, and only you can control it.
Started in 2009 by Tom and Sabra Smith with the idea of central Oklahoma needing a knowledgeable, professional, and courteous training environment for the Oklahoma Concealed Carry Class.
In April of 2012, Stillwater Armory had grown so much, it moved into their current location at Koby Plaza in Stillwater. The move allowed the products and services to grow and for the training to become current and advanced.
While we are a business, our focus is using our platform to help people and be the hands of God in the Stillwater area.
Lead Instructor, D. Cass Smith is a US Army Pistol and Rifle Expert.
He entered active duty in 1989 as an M1 Abrams Tank Crewman. Training with both the M9 and the 1911A1 pistols as his primary weapons, he never failed to qualify expert with his pistol his entire enlistment serving in Europe during the Cold War to a Unit Training Specialist at Ft. Polk, LA.
Smith saw combat in 1990-1991 during the Gulf War in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
After leaving active duty, Smith entered the US Army Reserve as a Drill Instructor. Later, he transferred to the Oklahoma Army National Guard where he served as a Unit Small Arms Marksmanship Coach.