3. THE BASICS
Approaching other gun experts.
Joining a gun organization.
4. THE BASICS
Habitual shooting at the range.
Getting your hands dirty.
Getting formal training.
5. Becoming an
expert on guns
takes time and
Knowing how to ‘aim and
shoot’ does not make you an
7. TINKER TINKER
If you are someone who is genuinely interested in firearms, having a great
perspective and attitude towards those is the first step to becoming an expert.
Bear in mind that such have the potential to harm you and/or other people if
caution and proper handling aren’t observed.
So, how does one become a gun expert?
8. SAFETY FIRST
Safety first. It is very crucial to know and remember proper firearm safety guidelines. Dealing
with gun parts and anything that has to do with guns is no joke. Being a gun owner comes
with a huge responsibility, and disregarding set rules will result in you bearing the
consequences. Firearms are not toys. These are tools that were introduced to the industry to
do one thing. Always abiding by the basics listed below will ensure a worthwhile and hassle-
• Have a “firearms are loaded at all times” mentality; even ‘unloaded guns kill.’ What does
this mean? It means that removing the mag doesn’t verify that the gun is ‘safe’ unless you
have thoroughly checked the last cartridge on the firing chamber and have verified that it is
• Only keep your finger on the trigger when you’re ready to shoot
• Always point your gun towards a safe direction unless you are willing to destroy something
• Recognize what your target is and what’s behind it
• Keep your gun in a safe place and make sure that it is away from children’s reach
9. GET ACCQUAINTED
If you don’t know where
to find them, visit gun
shows, gun shops,
shooting ranges, and any
event that features guns.
Talk, ask, and probe until you are able to pick up some amazing facts that
will help contribute to your growing knowledge about firearms.
10. EDUCATING YOURSELF
Join a reputable shooting
organization that will give
you an in-depth
explanation about gun
owning and gun owning
Educating yourself by
subscribing to gun
magazines – online or
otherwise – is very helpful
Familiarize yourself with the different types of firearms such as revolvers,
automatic pistols, rifles, assault rifles, sub machine guns, and shotguns;
as well as the different types of ammunitions.
11. SHOOT HABITUALLY
Ooooh! Here’s a
new object that just
… And another, on
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY
One of the best ways to appreciate gun mechanisms/functions is to
disassemble your own firearm. Learning to assemble and disassemble your
gun will give you a sense of familiarity and enlightenment towards it.
Shooting habitually at the range will give you a better grasp of the latest
gun models, the popular ones that are frequently being used and the
manufacturers who made them.
12. GET FORMAL TRAINING
Take up courses that teach you how to
properly use and handle your firearm.
Training classes are essential. New
Concealed Handgun Certification is an