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It is commonly noted among safety professionals that there is no such thing as a new mishap. Unfortunately, year after year we see Soldiers making poor decisions that result in tragedies we have seen before.

Ready, Aim ... Fire?

Any time you handle a firearm, the basic principles of weapons safety should always be followed, regardless of how many guns you own or how often you go to the range. If you don’t follow the basic principles both on and off duty, you can probably count on a future trip to the emergency room or morgue … or at least a visit from a local authority tasked with investigating your negligent discharge.

  • 1 August 2020
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How I Shot Myself
I placed my thumb on the hammer and proceeded to ride it forward when, suddenly, I sent a .45-caliber hollow-point bullet into my thigh!
  • 14 July 2019
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Danger is Always Present
All too often we hear about off-duty mishaps involving military personnel performing unsafe acts. How can these Soldiers spend months in theater or training without an accident only to be injured or die within days of returning home?
  • 12 August 2018
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Control Your Muzzle
I have a muzzle magnet. As best as I can tell, it’s located just in front of my navel.
  • 11 February 2018
  • Author: Army Safety
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I Almost Shot My Face Off
In an effort to get me out of the barracks and away from the usual trouble young Soldiers get into, my squad leader invited me to go hunting.
  • 12 November 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
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