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MIO

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RSO Safety Fail video
« on: March 25, 2015, 04:33:39 PM »
http://https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HUzTIKAbI3k

First off I thank God no one was killed. Rather than sharpshoot this to death I believe we need to use it as a learning tool, training tool and re-enforcement for safety procedures. As a RSO I can tell you it's not an easy job but success comes at the end of the match or training session when everyone drives home.
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Re: RSO Safety Fail video
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 08:02:31 AM »
Quote from: "MIO"
http://https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HUzTIKAbI3k

As a RSO I can tell you it's not an easy job but success comes at the end of the match or training session when everyone drives home.

Absolutely no argument there! After the incredibly stupid things I've personally witnessed, by trained LEOs who should know better, I don't think my nerves could take it.  I've seen guys step forward of the line during live fire, just to retrieve "souvenir" spent brass.  When my old outfit transitioned to semi-auto pistols, RSOs were going hoarse screaming over the PA system because so many agents were stupidly peering down their own loaded gun barrels whenever a malfunction occurred, or sweeping the man in the adjacent firing point, while trying to clear the weapon.  I actually witnessed an LEO who had experienced several misfires with his revolver while on the line, suddenly turn the weapon around, and while peering down the barrel, pull the trigger several more times!!
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Re: RSO Safety Fail video
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 08:01:10 PM »
I've worked the line on regular folks, law enforcement and military and no one was better or worse. I've been lasered, had weapons blow up, ADs and so forth. It happens but IF you are doing what you are supposed to as a RSO then everyone will go home. I've also done my share of stupid stuff and so I approach it in a manner that I would want. That doesn't mean it's gentle but its not berating.
Even as a shooter standing behind the line and if you were to see this its your job to start YELLING "Cease Fire!"
Safety is everyone's job because we don't use guns to kill until its time to do so. There isn't any training, fun or match worth anyone's life.
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