Nobody wants to shoot a gun that just doesn't feel like it fits in their hand. So while there’s no type of gun that women inherently prefer, there are certainly a few differences with respect to a gun’s feel that make those firearms a literal better fit. Forget the myth that women don’t like powerful guns and throw away any ideas about what a “woman’s gun” might be — let’s instead delve into what women tend to prefer, and which types of guns might end up being the right match.
Amidst a global pandemic and an explosion of panic-purchases of everything from ammunition to toilet paper, it's become obvious that being prepared for any situation is no longer something relegated to the realm of paranoia — it's just sensible. For many people, part of that preparedness involves the purchase of a firearm. Setting a budget is absolutely a good place to start, and it’s important to be realistic. Read on to figure out what a pragmatic budget for an affordable handgun can look like, and which kinds of firearms you can get at those price points.
New gun owners can be forgiven for thinking a 9mm is a 9mm, and that one box of ammo is as good as any other, but the ammunition you buy makes a real difference in the way your gun performs. Knowing your ammo is part of becoming a better shooter, and there are more than a few ways to get tripped up if you’re unfamiliar with the process. Here’s a guide on how to dodge those pitfalls and find the ammo you’re looking for.
The sheer volume of terminology can be a barrier to entry for new gun owners, with terms like “double-action” and “striker-fired” getting tossed around without much context to shed light on their meanings. While the glossary of terms might seem like the big obstacle in your way, approaching it head-on can actually be a great way to become comfortable in your new hobby. Jump into this straightforward guide on different types of pistols to get started.
The AR platform’s renowned versatility extends to its accuracy at various distances — you can use it for nearby targets as well as those much further away. But to hit what you're aiming at, you have to first zero or "sight in" your rifle. Thankfully, based on the way this rifle shoots, it's a fairly simple process. Unfortunately, it can seem overwhelming for some, but of course anything you’ve never done before can be intimidating at first. No need to worry — keep reading, and you'll have your AR sighted in no time.
New gun purchases in the United States are at an all-time high, and it's pretty unlikely that big game hunting and target shooting have suddenly gotten popular enough to more than double the number of background checks being run nationwide. Likelier by far is that most of the new gun sales are for self-defense, which is why a lot of people are choosing handguns for their first firearms. This leads to a time-honored question: Which is best for self-defense, revolvers or semi-automatics? There’s no simple answer, so read on to get the rundown on the advantages of each.
The idea of a "best" anything is fundamentally subjective — what works for you may not work for someone else. Despite this, we can work from a set of criteria to help make a well-informed gun-buying decision. While it ultimately comes down to what works best for you and your shooting style, there are still ways of distinguishing between your options. Check out this article and figure out how to build a framework for determining which 9mm handgun is the best fit for your needs.
Grain is a measure of weight referring specifically to the weight of the bullet itself, but that’s hardly the whole picture. While the basic difference between a 115-grain round and a 124-grain round is their respective weights, to say nothing else would exclude a whole lot of vital distinctions. A heavier round will, for example, alter cycling, impact on the target, and recoil. Read on to learn the ins and outs of how bullet grain can change your shooting experience.
Everybody buys everything online; it’s not a niche anymore, and it hasn’t been for awhile. It’s possible that as many as a few million people in the United States would like to bargain shop for a gun online given the option, but the dense tangle of state and federal laws makes this problematic. In some ways, the law governing internet gun sales is a half-century behind the tech curve, and plenty of people approach buying a gun online with a great deal of uncertainty. Check out this piece for a quick rundown on what you can expect when you make your first gun purchase online.
With as many as 393 million guns in private hands in the US, it's inevitable that many families' children will take an interest in shooting. Learning to safely handle a gun is a great way for kids to pick up good habits and become more responsible, and it's important to teach kids right and to do so safely. Here are a few ways you can make sure your kids stay safe while handling guns.