Gun ownership requires responsibility. There is more mental energy required than just owning a gun and shooting it recreationally. (that is what I mean by Shooting is Mental) Training will save you money and save your life. Seek some...
Gun ownership requires responsibility. There is more mental energy required than just owning a gun and shooting it recreationally. (that is what I mean by Shooting is Mental)
Training will save you money and save your life. Seek some before you buy and you’ll thank me. Firearm ownership is not for everyone but it should be for anyone who has not given up his or her right to do so. Buying a firearm should be an educated decision not an emotional one.
Shooting is mental because you have to navigate fact from fiction, and hype from reality. You have to make some judgement calls. You have to train your brain not to do what you have seen on TV or on social media. You have to make decisions that are literally life or death. Am I prepared to defend myself? Am I ready to go through with what is coming after I stop a bad guy? Can I handle the political foolishness? Have I been on the right side of this thing? Who do I believe now? Where do I get training from? Who is legit and not a mall ninja?
Shooting is mental.
These days everybody is an expert. Who do you trust to teach your family? Are you going to become a competitor? Going to start a club? Going to join one?
Then there is the racism, sexism, separatism that is HUGE in this community. Us vs them. If you aren’t careful you’ll get sucked up in the foolishness. Yeah I said it. Foolishness, it’s one of the reasons after 30 years of gun rights activism you don’t see me at conventions and events.
Below are a list you will probably see each time you go to a public range, learn them. A more in depth reason for them will follow.
1. Treat all guns as if they were loaded.
2. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
4. Be sure of your target and what's beyond it.
5. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
6. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
7. Don't alter or modify your gun, and have guns serviced regularly.
8. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
9. Use correct ammunition.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm before you use it.
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