The fallacy of indexing

By Jeff Hall

By now, most firearms instructors in the country are aware of Dr. Enoka’s study. Enoka identified three specific mental/physical situations that would cause an involuntary press of a trigger, IF the finger were on the trigger: startle response, postural instability, and overflow effect. If you have not read Dr. Enoka’s research, you should do so, immediately.

Most of the police departments where I teach use the four basic firearms safety rules. Originally created by Col. Jeff Cooper at Gunsite, these four simple rules, if followed, preclude anyone from being injured by a firearm. They are:

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