Friday, July 05, 2024

Starting Off Right

A blog reader has sent a review copy of a book entitled How to Buy Your First Gun.

With first-time gun purchases still surging, this book will be a handy guide for anyone looking to buy a handgun, most especially with an eye primarily toward personal protection.

The guide is practical, with step-by-step instructions for everything from selecting a pistol, proper safety procedures, and basic gun handling and marksmanship.

It's biased toward the defensive shooter, recommending a Glock 19 rather than the old "Buy a .22 and get used to it", but it eschews tacticool terminology, militant bravado, and political stuff, meaning it's suitable for anybody from your mom to your slightly patchouli-scented co-worker who's suddenly worried about carjackings. Plus it has suggestions for finding training as well as further reading and exploration which are great (and I'm not just saying that because this blog gets mentioned.)

If you know someone looking to make the leap to buying their first blaster, they could do a lot worse than reading this handy guide.