How to be an expert on guns


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How to be an expert on guns

  1. 1. GUN HOW-TO. How to be an Expert on Guns.
  2. 2. Do you want to be an Expert on Guns?
  3. 3. THE BASICS Safety first Approaching other gun experts. Educating yourself. Joining a gun organization.
  4. 4. THE BASICS Habitual shooting at the range. Getting your hands dirty. Getting formal training.
  5. 5. Becoming an expert on guns takes time and experience. FACT
  6. 6. EXACTLY! Knowing how to ‘aim and shoot’ does not make you an professional.
  7. 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. 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- free experience: • 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 completely unloaded. • 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 (ie. Targets) • 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. 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. 10. EDUCATING YOURSELF Join a reputable shooting organization that will give you an in-depth explanation about gun owning and gun owning rights. Educating yourself by subscribing to gun magazines – online or otherwise – is very helpful as well. 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. 11. SHOOT HABITUALLY Ooooh! Here’s a new object that just “appeared” on the right! … And another, on the left! 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. 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 example.