Always keep your weapon pointed in a safe direction.
In this gun training class, a pistol accidentally discharges. Good thing it was a teachable moment.
In this video shared on Facebook by ViralHog we witness why gun safety is so very important. This is especially true of keeping the weapon pointed in a safe direction at all times.
A shooter is on the firing line while being given commands. He draws is unloaded weapon a couple times practicing the shooting routine. When he inserts a loaded magazine and pulls back the slide things go bad quick. With the shooter's finger off the trigger this pistol has a malfunction and fires a round downrange when the slide moves forward. It is a good thing that pistol was pointed in a safe direction when the hammer dropped in this pistol malfunction.