posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:01 PM
Rember people that just because alot of people here say its so doesnt mean its so. First things first, please remember safty first. Take a nra safety
course before you get a fire-arm.contact the NRA or local dnr for schedules With this said, no matter what you shoot, practice is key, practice,
practice practice. If you have a gun you cant handle it will not help you much1
1-join a gun club or go to a gun range and ask the people there- their advise, you will get plenty of education there and make solid friends. People
there will usually let you try their guns out, out of the generosity of the culture they practice. I cant stress this more than enough. GO - JOIN-
2- A 22 is a very geat gun for its purpose-small game. plinking and beginers. I have shot deer on the farm 3 times as a kid but i also lost deer
i shot. loosing 1 is even too much. AS far as personal defence goes, its not recomended since it it so underpowerd. It can and has a reputation of
glancing off a mans skull unless hit head on. In personal defence killing is number 1, so a bigger gun is required. You want to take the threat away
with 1 shot, not multiple shots.
3- There is no real SHTF gun. Guns are tools that have unique properties for the kind and calibers they are built for. Shot-guns are for small
game and game birds, not a personal defence weapon unless you keep it in the bed room by you bed for intruders. A good revolver in 357 or 44 is more
practical since it will be more easly drawn and fired from the night stand. A shot gun is too clumsy for this purpose. A rifle would be out of the
question for a house gun since if you miss---the bullet can, and usually will travel through walls . You are responsible and liable for your shot. Do
you want it to enter your childs bed room if you missed?? Do you want it exiting the house and into the neighbors house?? Safety first, Lots of
thought needed. Now a rifle is ment for 1 thing, longer range killing of man or beast. Your bullet can travel MILES and rifles are fine tuned to what
they were built for . MILITARY- RECREATION- HUNTING
4- SHTF--what does that mean anyway?? Its to vague, Too many variables, almost as many as there is gun types. To a country boy like me i need
multuple weapons for different reasons. I have my hunting guns and i have my personal defence guns. All are interchangable for either scenario, just
some are more practicle.
My advise to all is to join a gun range and start educating yourself since it takes lots of time to become profecient with a weapon. Years of
practice. NO EASY WAY OR ADVISE!!! Its your responsibility and it is a very serious decision to own a weapon. If you read up on FBI shoot outs, you
would crap your pants at the real statistics of human to human shoot outs. Even the pro's and hardened criminals cant shoot when the real deal comes
along. Safety first. practice and education and you are part of the gun culture.