A Beginner’s Guide to Guns
If you are brand new to guns and want a non-political and rational introduction, then this guide to guns is for you.
This guide to guns includes:
- How guns work
- Types of guns
- Gun safety rules
- Where to buy guns and ammunition
How Guns Work: Guide to Guns
Types Of Guns
Pistols, Revolvers, or Handguns
They are small enough to be held and fired with one hand (although you should use two). Good for close targets up to 25 yards away (23 meters), but can be effective up to 50 yards (46 meters).
They typically require two hands and are held against your shoulder. You might have seen them used by hunters or people who shoot clay targets. Good for targets up to 50 yards away (46 meters), possibly up to 75 yards (68 meters).
They are large, usually require both hands, and are held against the shoulder. Good for targets up to a mile away (1.6 km), although the most common models are meant for 100-400 yards (91-365 meters).
Gun Safety Rules: Gun Guide
- Treat every firearm as if it’s loaded until you personally know it isn’t.
- Only point the firearm at things you are willing to destroy.
- Always be sure of your target and what’s behind it.
- Only put your finger on the trigger / inside the trigger guard when you are ready to fire.
It’s not the sort of thing where people get relaxed with these rules as they become more experienced. In fact, the most advanced gun owners are usually the most stubborn in regards to these rules because they know how important this framework is. That is why you will hear old-timers angrily call out things like “muzzle discipline!” at the shooting range when someone new waves their barrel in the wrong direction.
It is your responsibility that your firearm is safe, secure, and locked away from people or children who shouldn’t get to them. There are about 1.9 million children in the United States that live in homes with loaded but unlocked firearms. There are often serious legal punishments if you are careless with a gun, for example, leaving a loaded gun which a child can have access.
Where To Buy Guns And Ammunition
The real question should be;
Should you buy firearms and ammo locally or online?
The answer is simple;
Buy from wherever it is cheaper.
From experience, you can get a much better deal on guns and ammo if you find a good source. In fact, you can save an average of 50% or more on bulk ammo online than buying it in-store, even with shipping included. It is for this reason that about 53% of gun owners buy their ammunition online, which is way cheaper. But what stores give you the deals?