Whether you are interested in hunting or you just want to protect your family, one of the best places to get a gun is a gun shop. So below we’re going to list some tips for going to one along with some things you should never do in one.
Tips for a Visit to a Gun Shop
- Get your CCW permit from the state
- Ask them your questions and listen to their answers
- Be honest about the experience you have with firearms
- Ask about the clerk’s firearm experience
- Do lots of homework
- Have an idea about the caliber and kind of gun you want to get
- Create a list with a few models on it
- Look for a shop that has their own range so you can try out the gun before buying it
- Have a budget for accessories, range time and ammunition
- Don’t bring in a gun that is loaded
- Select the correct store
- Take time to shop around
- Ask about the local gun clubs and firing ranges.
What Not to Do at a Gun Shop
These are eight things you should never do at a gun shop.
- Take guns apart
- Open ammunition boxes
- Slap or flick the cylinder of a revolver closed
- Aim guns through windows or anyone
- Offer other customers unsolicited advice
- Jiggle gun safe handles
- Try buying guns from any other customers inside the store
- Make jokes about any type of illegal activities.
If you follow the tips in this article, you will have a much better experience at the local gun shop and avoid many problems.