Congratulations! You just bought your first firearm.
No matter whether it is the latest and greatest in gun fashion, or a used weapon, you will need to learn how to shoot safely and effectively whether for hunting and/or self-defense. Your best teachers will be commitment to a lifetime of training, practice, and gaining personal experience.
Training to shoot safely and effectively requires practice. Here are some essential tips to follow to make rookie’s training and gun usage accident-free, responsible, and enjoyable:
1. Choose The Right Gun for You
A 5‘2“ 98 pound person would have a ridiculously difficult time shooting a 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. In fact, the recoil might hurt the shooter more than a living target, assuming they can control the gun enough to hit the target. Your handgun or rifle needs to fit you.