In addition to the 4 Universal Firearms Safety Rules, there is an additional rule that needs to be taught to students before live fire commences. The rule is simple; Drop a Fumbled Gun. It seems simple and common sense, but unfortunately it is not.
Professor Paul relates a story of a shooter that died at the same Training Command at which he was serving. If a shooter thinks they will be punished or ridiculed for dropping a fumbled gun, in the fraction of a second they have, they will make a dangerous and potentially deadly error.