Choosing the right gun for you…
Many of you out there have never held a rifle or fired a shot in defense of your life and hopefully it will never come to that but if and when it does there are some things you need to know.
Buying a firearm is easy just go into the nearest gun store and pick one that looks best to you and fits your budget – WRONG!
Guns come in a variety of calibers, makes and prices from $200 to thousands $. Here we will talk about practicality in choosing a handgun for your protection.
What is the right kind for your protection, what caliber, what make?
Any kind that shoots is the right kind.
Something simple for your first gun is a revolver not a semiautomatic like the police carry or you see in tactical training magazines at your local Barnes and Noble newsstand.
A revolver is simplicity at its best. It has a swing out cylinder that usually holds six bullets. It will not jamb or malfunction as do many semi-auto handguns. The prices are very reasonable and the caliber selection good.
A good choice of caliber is a .357, a round that will stop a charging rhino or an approaching car too. It is also a dual purpose gun that shoots a lesser powerful round known as the 38 Special.
It is less expensive than it’s bigger brother, has less discharge (kick) and allows you to comfortably adapt to the grip and feel of your handgun when learning to shoot.
Forget all about what you see on television and in the movies regarding use of a gun it’s Hollywood BS.
Practical shooting is being able to hit the target and to be able to do that you need to go to the gun range and shoot till you can place the bullets in a pattern the side of your head. That’s right about 6-inches in diameter not a perfect 1-inch group bull’s eye. Your goal isn’t to be Annie Oakley sharpshooter just to be able to be comfortable with your choice of weapons and to be capable of hitting the target you are aiming at.
Of all the myriad of firearms out there I would suggest two entry level brands I have owned and have confidence in that won’t break the bank and won’t fail you in your time of need.