If you are a prepper, then can you ever really have enough? I buy my preps in phases: food, survival gear, ammo, etc. This has accumulated into quite the collection, but only through buying only a little at a time.
Thomson, IL (PRWEB) June 24, 2013
Due to the recent controversy regarding guns and gun control, many Americans have chosen to exercise their second amendment right to bear arms by deciding to purchase their first firearm. However, for the novice, the sheer array of options can be overwhelming. A new article featured on Off The Grid News, 3 Simple Steps To Buying Your First Gun, makes that choice simpler by breaking it down into the three things one should consider when searching for a first gun.
First, the author encourages looking for a gun that is comfortable, but he also cautions that comfort should not be the sole consideration. He explains, “In my opinion, choosing a weapon is all about balancing comfort, firepower, and price… So my answer to this is not to go into buying a weapon with the mentality of simply being comfortable with your gun, but balancing the need for comfort with the needs of firepower and price… Having a gun is step one and you can build from there. You don’t draw comfort from how the weapon physically treats you, but from how it mentally comforts you.”
The second thing to consider is ammunition. Which kind and how much one buys is dependent upon the intended use. For concealed carry or self or home defense, the author recommends one to two reloads. However, “If you are a prepper, then can you ever really have enough? I buy my preps in phases: food, survival gear, ammo, etc. This has accumulated into quite the collection, but only through buying only a little at a time,” he says.
The third consideration for first-time gun owners is accessories. The author remarks that choosing accessories should be based in practicality, not necessarily in having the latest, most high-tech gadget. “Iron sights should be on every gun, even if it’s just a simple pair of flip-up sights,” he says. “I love simplicity, and iron sites are as simple as it gets. Having them is a necessity for too many reasons to list—and not just having them, but also staying proficient with them.”
For people who did not grow up around guns, even figuring out where to start can be challenging. 3 Simple Steps To Buying Your First Gun breaks down the process by presenting the issue in terms of necessity rather than a dizzying array of options and is a valuable tool for anyone considering buying a first gun.
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