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Hi Everyone, Lindsey here. The above picture is one of my hot husband from one of the first times we went shooting together. My husband is really into guns. He has... a lot of them. With all of the craziness going on with corona virus there has been a run on guns and ammo in the stores as well. He asked if he could do a post on the blog to give first time gun buyers a starter to help navigate the world of guns.
All the links in his post are to gun buying accessories. You can't buy guns on the internet. But he gives you some tips on what to look for with your first gun, and what type of price point to be in for your first gun.
So, without further ado, here is his post!
Hello PH here.
To say that there are problems with society currently is an understatement. We can see that we’ve had to be personally responsible for our health by washing hands and social distancing. These two things are personal things we need to do, no one else is going to do it for you. We have also seen that being prepared with grocery items and toilet paper have been a big issue. There are a lot of desperate people out there now. I am writing the following blog post about carrying a gun yourself. This is a polarizing subject and there are some strong feelings. I don’t want this post to take anything away from this wonderful blog, so if you disagree with the premise, please just stop reading now, but read all the posts after this one.
It’s a scary thing to carry a gun around, and I want to be able to help you get over these fears. I want you to be prepared for any personal or societal calamity. I want to talk about 4 different points about carrying a gun and gun ownership.
This is very simply a cover for your gun where you can have it in your pocket or purse. I've linked an example for you below.
Inside the waistband holster
Something Kydex or Leather that clips on your belt and because its inside the waistband its hidden from the public eye.
Elastic band that can be adjusted anywhere and keep a holstered gun secure. I just bought a holster like this and I love it. I like to joke with Lindsey that I bought it so we can wear belly bands together since she is wearing her pregnancy belly band.
I am going to go about this as simply as possible. There is no wrong caliber, any bullet is something that will scare away an attacker. Don’t listen to someone that tells you that you have to have a certain sized bullet. Some bullet sizes that you should google are .22LR, .380, 9mm, 38 Special. These 4 are very soft shooting and great for people starting to get into personal protection.
3. Range Time
In order to get over the fear of shooting, I would find a shooting range and start shooting. Gun rentals are very inexpensive. You need to find a gun that is comfortable for you, it fits your hand and doesn’t scare you while you shoot it. Even after a gun purchase you need to keep going to the range to keep your skills up. Decisions you need to make there are “how big of a gun do I want? What caliber do I like? Do I want a Semi Automatic or Revolver?”
To purchase a gun you need to be aware of the following things:
There are a lot of gun shops out there and the more educated you are the better price and deal you will get. Research online “Carry Guns” and there will be reviews and there are online retailers that will give you an idea of how expensive the gun is. I would say for your first gun, don’t spend more than 400 dollars. As well as I would say, don’t spend less than 150 dollars. Guns less than 150 dollars tend to be unreliable and questionable as far as safety goes. But I really want to hit home that you don’t need to spend more than 400 dollars on your new gun. Used guns are fine to purchase but if this is your first I would go new to be on the safe side. I will name 4 carry guns that are very popular that you might look at. Smith and Wesson Shield EZ , Ruger LCR, Taurus G2C, Glock 42. I in now way am endorsing these firearms, but I just wanted to give you guys a start and something to look at.
I hope this guide helps you get started as you enter the world of being a gun owner. Gun's can be a great tool to have for people that want to get into hunting. They can be helpful for personal and family protection. They can also just be fun to go try out at a shooting range. As long as you know what you're doing with a gun, it doesn't need to be scary.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!