STORY TIME: Many years ago I was part of a Glock factory demonstration for the Australian Federal Police & Defense Forces held in their basement Police range in Canberra.
A guest Australian Army Major was handed a fully loaded Glock 18 (after I had demonstrated how you can fire controlled three and four round bursts on target). - He locked onto the trigger and blew a choking cloud of concrete chips, dust and spent lead from the overhead roof structure as he let the gun climb under recoil - firing the whole magazine into the roof until the G18 locked open empty.
- All those present ducked low and scooted rearwards .. but no worries - as Major Fuck-Up himself collected most of the 'spall' & aggregate on his own head and uniform .. I wonder if they ever re-plastered that ceiling.
You know all that "anti" crap about being more likely to shoot yourself or a family member if you own a gun? - Certainly NOT if you learn, train, and PRACTICE safely ... the truth is that HOW you train and handle yourself and your gun on range is how you will re-act and act for real - because you will have conditioned your behavior by careful practice (which is repetition of the right way).
If you generally are a careless & useless "waste-of-space" ... it's likely that you will be the same with a gun.
- It's ALL in the mind.
- It's also all about myelin and 'neural pathways'. Read a little about it in my previous wee story here - LINK:
The main purpose of a myelin sheath is to increase the speed at which impulses propagate along the myelinated nerve fiber .. so "practice DOES make perfect". - And so called "Muscle Memory" is sort-of-true as long as you've got myelinated fibres in your muscles - see the Wikipedia technical story LINK: