Tomorrow is finally the day that I go for my handgun course here in Montreal, Quebec or as it is called here, Restricted Weapons Licence but some things popped out at me that I don't understand in the Study Guide which I need answered.
It tells me to PROVE my weapon safe which I totally understand.
Point my firearm in the safest direction available.
Remove all cartridges.
Observe the chamber.
Verify the feeding path.
Examine the bore.
I can understand PROV but if we are supposed to always see the gun as loaded even if it is not then why should we also examine the bore??
I have heard a horror story about a guy on a range observing another person on the range examining the bore and it seemed that he had a loaded weapon.
I am thinking back to the mistake that Lee Paige did which is rack the slide first to remove the bullet first and then he was supposed to remove the magazine but not sure if he did or not.
But anyway my point is that if a person decides to rack the slide to remove the bullet and then remove the clip then they have just re-chambered another round and if they then examine the bore then there could be a possible fatality in the making if the person doesn't take a lot of care and follow the PROVE example step by step but instead jumps from one point to another.
Thanks in advance and as I continue to study this guide other questions might come up.
Btw as a side not and slightly off-topic:
To get a restricted weapons licence here in Canada you have to take both the un-restricted weapons course which is generally hunting rifles and such and then take the restricted weapons course for a handgun.
So right now I gotto pay $74 tomorrow for the handgun course, next month $66 for the rifle course which I will probably never use as I am not into hunting and then to apply for my licence I have to pay $80 to the Canadian Government.
You guys in the US definetly have it good. :P