Purchasing Your First Gun
Purchasing a gun for the first time is a big decision. Not only do you need to make sure you find the right gun to meet your needs, but you also want to make sure you are prepared to safely store and carry the gun after purchasing.
There are a few key guidelines to follow before, during and after purchasing your first gun.
Purchasing the Right Gun
Before going to any firearms retailer, you should have a defined purpose for your weapon. When you go to purchase your firearm, the experts behind the counter will want to know your intended use so that they can match the right caliber, size and style to meet your needs. You should also consider that it can also be incredibly helpful to visit a retailer that offers rental firearms so you can try different options while at their range to find which one feels right to you.
After purchasing your gun, you must be prepared to safely store your firearm. While not in use, having a gun safe or a lockbox is a great option for storing your weapon at home. If you are concerned about others having access to the safe, a biometric safe or lockbox is a great option to ensure no one, except you, can open the box.
Carrying Your Gun
If you choose to obtain a concealed carry permit, there are plenty of concealed carry options for new gun owners. Individuals should make sure that the carrying holster or concealed carry garments properly secure the gun. Options are not one size fits all, so be sure to try different options to find one that feels best for you.
Regardless of your intended use of the firearm, working with a trusted professional to find your right fit and finding the proper storage and carrying accessories can help ensure your first gun purchase is a successful one.