How to Choose a Gun


( – What is the First Thing to Consider When Buying a Gun?

  • Cost
  • Size
  • Purpose
  • Age

Answer: Purpose. Here’s why…

Purchasing a gun can be an overwhelming concept for someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with firearms. While there are many factors to consider when deciding which make and model of gun is best for them, one aspect should be considered first: the intended purpose of the firearm.

Why Purpose?

There are many reasons why a person can choose to become a gun owner. For many, the desire to become more self-reliant is the driving factor, so they purchase a gun for hunting. Others may want a gun to defend their home or for self-defense on the go. Beyond hunting and protection, there are those who simply enjoy target practice at the range.

Even once the general purpose has been decided upon, other purposes may arise. For example, hunters will need to select a firearm based on the type of animal they will be hunting. The same make and model of firearm used to hunt ducks isn’t going to work for hunting deer.

Other Factors to Consider

Beyond the intended purpose, other factors need to be considered before purchasing a firearm. The size, weight, and caliber of the gun will not only depend on its intended use, but also on the size of the person who will be shooting it.

A person with small hands may not want a gun with a large grip, and vice versa. Likewise, a person with a small frame may want to avoid high-caliber guns, as these have increased recoil when fired.

The best way to choose the right gun is to do research and learn as much as possible about what will work best for you. Attending training courses from professionals will also provide some experience and a chance to not only learn proper firearm safety, but to ask an expert about the best options.

Regardless of what firearm is chosen or what purpose it will serve, the most important aspect of becoming a gun owner is safety. To see the basic rules upheld by responsible gun owners, check out our article here.

~Here’s to Your Survival!

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