This is a two-part series primarily aimed (pun intended) at someone looking to purchase his or her first firearm. There are so many types out there that it can be kinda bewildering. As a part-time Range Safety Officer, I see a lot of new folks who would like to shoot, and would like to own a gun, but they don’t even know where to start.
Here, we offer some suggestions on what to consider as a first firearm choice. We also provide some ideas on how to narrow down your myriad options.
In this episode, we discuss handguns–both revolvers and semi-autos–as a candidate for a “first firearm”. Next episode, we’ll do the same thing for the long guns–rifles and shotguns. In both episodes, our focus is the city or suburban resident, mostly out of necessity.