by Paxton Delany - Monday, March 21, 2016
I don’t own a gun yet; yet, being the operative word. And its only because I can not decide which gun I want to call my first. Now, you may have seen our Infographic from last week: The Facts your should know before buying your first gun, while very informative on whats going on there was only one question, to buy or not to buy. When what I really needed help with was, what to buy? So the real question was and became Lesson Five – Always ask the important Questions before you consider buying your very first gun. But what Questions are the important Questions to ask? I went to my source, my source who is so reliable, she makes Google look bad, good o'l Coach.
1.Evaluate the intended use of the firearm?
How will you be using the firearm? What is it for? Personal protection? Recreational shooting? Hunting? I intend to use mine for basic training at a gun range and eventually for concealed carry.
2. Have you had hands-on experience with the firearm? (Fit and Ergonomics)
Find which model/type fits comfortably in your hand. It is very important to test out different guns to ensure that you buy the right one for you. Not all hands are created equal! What fits my hand well may not fit well in yours.
And as you can see from the images of the two guns side by side. I am still in my deciding phase. I have shot both the Glock 43 and the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield. Only when I tested them one after the other was I really able to decide the right one for me. But the right one for me might not be the right one for you.
So whether you are buying your first gun or adding another to your collection it never hurts to ask the important questions first!
From The More You Know Girl (ba-da-da-daaaaaaaa!)
Lesson Five: Always ask the important Questions before you considered buying your very first gun