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Originally posted by Shystargazer
If you haven't shot a gun before I suggest taking lessons. Most shooting ranges have them. Learn to feel comfortable with it in your hand.
Originally posted by dooper
If you want one, or intend to have one, I'd definitely get someone to teach you to shoot. You may wish to contact the NRA, as they have instructors who are great!
One thing I have noted.
A man not very familiar with weapons, specifically handguns tend to miss a lot when it's crunch time.
But a woman, not very familiar with handguns, for whatever reason, will kill the hell out of a man.
I think women have better instincts than men when it comes to the point and shoot, while a man is more concerned with the aiming aspect, which if relatively unfamiliar, is counterproductive.
If you get one, learn from an instructor, and then practice.
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
I hope I am not feeding into fear mongering, but tonight was the first time I seriously decided I need a gun. My sis has one, over at Dad's. I prefer knives, but would feel safer with a gun to protect us of shtf.
Here's my problem!
I have never held/shot a gun in my life.
Can anyone help me with pros and cons of having a gun? The mass murder, then the murder at my moms grocery store have me very worried that this is only going to get worse. People out of work get desperate.
Thanks! I hope this information can help other first timers as well, so please contribute to this thread. I want to feel like I have a chance in case anything happens.