Archive | May 2015

Guide for Buying Your First Personal Gun

Having options can be great, but oftentimes it can bring you burden. Think of a menu full of delectable dishes (you’ll get hot-tempered thinking of what to eat). Time consuming and irritating — until a waiter hand a help to you and suggest a course. Same with guns, with tons of choices there is a very little chance of not getting confused. And this article is going to assist you with your concerns.

Photo Credit: Michael Saechang via cc license

Photo Credit: Michael Saechang via cc license

Here is a draft on How To Buy a Gun (for first timers)

What is your purpose of buying a gun?

Define what is going to be the precise role of the gun you are going to buy. Decide if you are about to use this for defense, range equipment for training, or both.

Your very first firearm should be purposely used and goal-oriented. It should fit your wants and needs accordingly. Cultivate mastery on your first gun and set this weapon as your area of expertise. Comfort while dealing with the gun is a good sign. Don’t take action into owning something that feels odd. Try the fit of a gun with your hands. If you can’t shoot accurately then change the weapon. Do a trial and error method ‘till you find your best match.

Where to buy?

Gun stores are relatively doing average on the general market. It is not hard to come into the presence of a gun shop just as it is not easy to find one. You can opt for gun dealers too. There are abundant gun dealers in Salt Lake City, Utah. The best deals come to those who search hard.

Do you really have to have a gun?

Conceding the fact that shooter guns are needed for a founded self defense, it is still not as necessary as food, water, clothing or shelter.

Are you ready? Can you fire well? If you can’t, don’t invest in a gun yet. Go for tactical trainings at the nearest range to you. As soon you get three stars from your trainer, only then can you start buying your personal gun. Having a gun is a fun thing. You must be mature enough to face the consequences of owning one.


Shoot a Target Like a Pro (Using Handgun)

Handgun is the definition of what irony is. It has the plainest look yet has the most difficult navigation. It’s a fact that this small weapon is the hardest firearm used to shoot. Compared to a rifle, handgun can cause bigger unexpected human error. The shorter measurement of the radius shared by the front and rear view cause those falsifications.

Photo Credit: Michael Patterson via cc license

Photo Credit: Michael Patterson via cc license

Error occurrence can be baffled by tweaks on your techniques of shooting. Simple is far different from easy. Shooting is simple but not easy at all. You will just have to aim at the shooting target, pull the trigger and release (without causing motion on the gun). Pretty basic. What’s complicated is the act of keeping it simple. Over thinking of what you do obstructs you from shooting accurately.

 Useful Tweaks to Shoot Targets the Pro Way

  • STANCE AND POSTURE – The way you stand greatly affects your shooting ability. In a shooting range, novices usually get this wrong. This is the first thing that every trainer will most likely indoctrinate you. A poised stance is not enough. It has to be strong and powerful. Remember your Physics class lessons. Finding your center of gravity is important in standing the way pro shooters would. The general rule of thumb is to maintain a triangular body base.
  • HAND GRIP – The higher the hand, the better. As the grasp goes higher, the axis of the gun goes lower. This results into greater control since rebound tends to show less motion. The pressure of grip must be tough but not too hard. Ever held a bird? How would you hold a live bird? Strong not to let it go but not too strong to kill it.
  • ACCURATE VISION – One of the most popular fundamentals. How can you be able to hit a target (i.e. metal shooting target) without owning eyes of a bull? Proper focus is all that needed. Might take practice but in no time, you can possible hit sharp shots.
  • RELAX WHEN PULLING THE TRIGGER – The pressure applied when pulling the trigger should be mild, consistent and balanced out. Be ready for a discharge as this might cause a surprise and move the gun’s position suddenly changing the angular disposition of the gun.

How to Build Your Own Shooting Range at Home

photo credit: Bob B. Brown

photo credit: Bob B. Brown

Hectares of vacant land are not really necessary in providing yourself a convenient target range. All you need is a hundred feet clutter free basement. Got a free basement? You can dig your way out on making a place for your favorite recreation. If you don’t own one then it is going to be a big issue. This conflict can be resolved though, go invest for a basement (which is somehow costly). If having a basement cannot be feasible for you, maybe you can just stick to the great commercial indoor gun ranges/range targets in the state of Utah.

There are important notes you should bear in mind throughout the whole process. These are the following:

  • Your state’s regulations on range building
  • Psychological preparation
  • Financial stability
  • Community’s views

Starting the Project

Remember that this is not just like putting up a lemonade stand. This is serious investment. But this investment sure would fulfill your passion for shooting ranges.

Prepare a concrete plan and outline of how the construction should go. Apply for zoning permission in your place if necessary. Hire someone to do all the planning (professionals can do better than you, accept it). Hire a complete construction team and buy all the items needed for construction.

Steps on Building Your Very Own Target Range

  • Hire all the trustworthy people you need – You may need the help of talented and skillful people who can provide ease and rapidness in building. Get the service of a planner/engineer, foreman, and full construction crew.
  • Space check – You basically need 100 feet of free space in your basement. The size can be smaller, length is way more important than the width.
  • Noise proofing – Neighbors can turn into mad cows if you don’t make this part right. Seal any holes where noise can escape. Paint that neutralize noise are available at construction suppliers, polish the entire room with it.
  • Bullet proofing – Purchase building concretes that can make the wall and ceiling bullet proof. Plenty of manufacturers offer this.
  • Air ventilation – Poor ventilation system can lead to breathing and lung failure. The air cycle should rotate negatively around 5 percent.

Indoor versus Outdoor Shooting Range: A Battle No One Can Win

Majority of shooting enthusiasts are skeptic on shooting indoors. A controlled space intimidates shooters massively. Mostly, outdoor ranges offer more freedom and less control. Better action and realer atmosphere. But are those huge percentages of people making the most out of shooting? A big NO.

You designate yourself to be a shooter and yet you are picky of the type of range you enter. That is pure immaturity. Gun shooters are known to be risk takers. They are expected to venture into stuffs that are out of their comfort zone. Probably, there aren’t any signs of comfort in any of the ranges. Man up and boost efficiency in shooting.


Difference between Indoor and Outdoor Shooting Range

  •                 INDOOR TARGET SHOOTING

Convenience is what you get from indoor ranges. Plenty of ranges of this kind can be built in the city. That gives you elevated accessibility to indoor target shooting. Choosing to go indoors can hone your tactical abilities as training is often included in the fees upon entrance.

  •                 OUTDOOR TARGET SHOOTING

Admittedly, outdoor ranges provide a much more spacious area of shooting than compared to the former. Better firing mobility is offered by owners of this kind of range. Training in a longer extent is better found here too. That includes terrain based sessions and vehicular shooting. Fewer limitations in terms of ammo are given at an outdoor range. Limited restrictions allow you to move freely and even draw from a holster.

However, scouring great outdoor ranges can be difficult. Accessibility to them can be a major challenge. What’s more challenging is that noises and lead are uncontrolled. Poor located outdoor ranges can harm housing development and endanger people.

Final Say

When selecting from shooting ranges, important factors must be bore in mind. Versatility is a key to shoot to the fullest. You can easily shift from indoor to outdoor. When you lost inhibitions in firing in both places, only then can you call yourself a real shooter.

Choosing the Best Type of Gun

Personal defense is always lined with different sort of weapons and firearms. Evolving over the years, guns have dominated the defense era. Guns are of massive variations. More and more people of this generation do own at least a single gun. For the lovers of this weapon who have explored almost every gun shop round the town, the best has just yet to come. Few of first rate gun shops in Utah and Salt Lake City. Those who are ignorant should precisely start exploring stores from these states.

Reason for Gun Acquisition

As stated above many have guns reserved for defense. Some notes other reasons though. The bad boy look is often associated with cool guns. For vanity’s sake, yes, some people get guns just to have a tougher image. While the worst reason for wanting a gun is crime commitment. This definitely abides the law and only mentally challenged men would spend money on a gun just to kill.

Getting a Gun that Matches You

Basically, you should now know the reason for craving this kind of weapon. The causes can easily address the perfect type of gun for you. From another angle, uncertainties can still occur albeit having known your reason. For that matter, the following must serve as a guide towards a better decision.

  • Aesthetics

Looks do count on fulfilling satisfaction. Try going around in gun stores to see hundreds of firearm designs to help you specify what you want. This aspect isn’t that much necessary for buying a gun but can bring a huge help.

  • Accuracy of Shots

Check for the firearm’s ability to shoot in different circumstances (not just inside a range). The fit of the gun onto your hand can greatly affect this area. Look for a defensive firearm that has the right fit.

  • Budget

Don’t buy it if you don’t have allocated money for this. Guns are not necessities in life (in times of danger, this is false). Don’t starve yourself just to achieve owning an arm. Yet if you are rich enough, then just ask the owner of a gun store to present you guns of your preferred cost.

Repurchases of firearms are way not suggestible. If you opt to, promise to keep that property on your account. Guns should be used properly as they are life-threatening.