Proper manipulation is essential to safe weapon handling. Regrettably it’s a skill that is often overlooked by both professional and recreational shooters. I’ve seen shooters dismount the weapon, turn it on its side, operate the safety selector with the support hand index finger and thumb and a number of other variations. This is a technique that needs to be practiced repeatedly with emphasis on operating the safety selector while moving.  Next to muzzle control proper safety manipulation is at the top of my proficiency list.

This is an excellent video but I can do without the music…


SIG SAUER recommends that you seek professional, formal, hands-on instruction before attempting any of these drills.

Steve has 20 years of combined law enforcement and military experience. His military experience consists of eight years of active duty service with the United States Army. His assignments included tours with the 82nd Airborne Division and the United Nations Command Security Battalion Joint Security Area South Korea. His military qualifications include Ranger, Jump Master, Air Assault, and both British and UAE Parachutist badges. Steve has held positions in both the patrol division and community police unit for a large municipal police agency. Additionally he was assigned to the department training unit as the range master specializing in firearms training, use of force, and officer survival training. He holds instructor level certifications in all firearms, Taser, and specialty munitions. He was an Assistant Team Leader with his agency’s SWAT Team. Steve is an active member of professional organizations such as the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).  Additionally, he is a competitive shooter and member of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and the United States Practical Shooting Association. Steve has also appeared as an expert on the History channel’s popular series, Top Shot in the Season 2, Episode 2, “Shoot or be Shot”.

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