Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Firearm FAQ: Do You Mention Hand Cream Usage As A Training Issue?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I use hand cream and try to be careful that it's rubbed in well so that no finger slips. Just wondered if it has ever come up in training. I know how important it is to get a good grip on things. Do you ever address the issue of using hand cream when handling firearms?

A. I agree that having a good grip on the firearm is important. In all honesty, I can not recall the subject of hand cream usage being discussed. In retrospect, I might start mentioning it.

However, I must say that a frequent issue that arises when training new shooters is perspiration in their hands and within their eventually fogged up shooting glasses. Other user issues with regards to the gripping of the firearm are long fingernails and large rings on their fingers.

Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and my opinion is not legal advice. True story.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

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