Gun Shop Tips

After working at gun shops for over a decade, we have some tips & tricks for shopping in gun shops. If you are buying a new gun and inexperienced with guns, unfamiliar with firearms these gun shop tips might help

Your First Gun Store Visit:
Tips For First-Time Gun Buyers Visiting the Gun Store. It might be intimidating, but that will pass quickly

  • Learn Basic Firearms Safety & Gun Store Etiquette
  • Empolyees may be openly carrying guns
  • Don’t be concerned about looking stupid

Don’t be afraid to ask – “How did you open the action?”

Gun Safety

  • Treat every gun as if it were loaded
  • Keep finger off trigger
  • Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction

Additional Gun Shop ideas for any gun owner on vists to the local gun shop
Gun shops are a place where you can go to buy, and also to learn

Tips for a Gun Shop visit:

  • Get your State CCW
  • Ask questions, Listen to the Answers
  • Be honest about your firearm experience
  • Ask the clerk about their experience with firearms
  • Do Your Homework
  • Have some idea of the type of gun (and caliber) you’re looking for
  • Make a list of several models
  • Gun shops with a range, may have an opportunity to shoot the gun
  • Some stores have a target (or targets) to aim at while looking at new guns
  • Remember to budget for Ammo, Accessories & Range Time
  • Don’t bring in a loaded gun
  • You do not have to buy a gun
  • Choose the Right Store
  • Shop around
  • Ask about local firing ranges and gun clubs

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