First submitted for Austrian military trials in 1982, the Glock has become synonymous with the image of the modern handgun. Wolrdwide, Glock pistols are carried by police and military units while also in common circulation among civilians owners who use the Glock for personal defense, concealed carry, and recreational marksmanship. The Glock’s simple mechanical design… Continue reading Why People Choose the Glock
For most people, choosing whether to buy a handgun or a rifle for as a first gun is a subjective choice based on a wide range of factors and preferences. At the core of this decision is the perception that one choice precludes utility offered by another while the choice will also play a major… Continue reading Handgun or Rifle for A First Gun?
With nearly 60 years of testing, proven deployment, and widespread availability on the civilian market, the AR-15 rifle has set the standard in performance and reliability for semiautomatic rifles. Originally commissioned for military trials in 1958, the select-fire Colt AR-15 became the standard-issue infantry rifle to all branches of the US Military in 1964. It… Continue reading Why People Choose the AR-15
If one searches the internet, asks a friend, or consults an expert, they will find no shortage of sensible suggestions for a first firearm choice. To supplement widely available information and suggestions, this guide provides a broad list of of firearms categorized by type and price. The goal is to inform prospective firearm owners with… Continue reading How Much Should a First Gun Cost?
A frequent question from prospective new gun buyers is, “What’s the best gun for home defense?” Many are seeking to maximize the utility of their first firearm purchase while others may be facing immediate threats such as a surge in neighborhood home invasions, stalkers, or they live in remote areas far from police. For most,… Continue reading What Makes an Ideal Home Defense Gun?
Anyone who owns a firearm (or who is thinking about purchasing their first firearm) should consider formal training with a qualified firearms instructor. Whether a firearm is intended for competition sports, hunting, or self-defense, the value of firearms training cannot be overstated. Becoming a good shot and building proficiency with a firearm can be a… Continue reading The Value of Firearms Training
Gun ownership goes beyond simply buying a gun. In order to practice and maintain a firearm, a prospective gun buyer should consider the necessary ongoing costs to properly employ, maintain, and secure their firearm purchase. Understanding these costs ahead of time will enable a prospective firearm owner to plan ahead and ultimately minimizes overall costs… Continue reading 10 Hidden First Gun Costs
When considering a first firearm, an ideal selection will make practice and training fun and affordable. Regular use and maintenance is the best way to preserve the mechanical reliability and readiness of any firearm. This guide details 5 recommendations for anyone contemplating their first firearm purchase. Our top recommendation is the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Carbine… Continue reading 5 Best First Guns to Buy