For many first time firearm buyers, buying a gun can be a stressful experience, filled with tons of questions. What’s the best gun I can buy? What caliber should I buy? What’s the best gun for survival? What’s the best gun for self-defense?
Why are you buying the gun? That is the only question that matters. Depending on whether you want to use the gun for home protection, travel protection, hunting or target shooting, you will want to buy radically different types of gun.
There is no such thing as too much research, but try to do that research without the help of a pushy salesman. So often, nearly without fail, the gun the salesman recommends happens to be the most expensive one – funny how that happens.
Take time to learn about firearms, their parts, and how they work. In addition to understanding what makes a gun good or bad, this knowledge will help with gun safety
Find a gun store that offers classes. Regardless of how safe you feel with your new gun, knowing how to use it is what matters. A class will help improve your skills and improve your gun safety.
There are no dumb questions. A gun can save your life, but if you don’t have a clue how to use it, you might very well take your own life. Not asking about ammo is a very common error. If you put a high grain round in a little 9mm firearm, you are almost guaranteed to have some serious trouble.
Be wary of on-line reviews. If someone really loves a gun, that is no guarantee that you will feel the same way. Guns are not cheap, so like a new car, don’t hesitate to do a test run.
Remember, safety is the most important thing to focus on with guns. If you are new to firearms, consider devoting most of your time to learning the ins and outs of gun safety before ever considering bringing a gun into your house. When you finally do feel comfortable with firearms, hopefully this article will offer a few tips to pick the one right for you.