What to Do with Your First Gun

With the holidays a thing of recent past, you may have received a gift you just don’t know what to do with, such as a firearm. If this is you don’t panic. A firearm is a precious gift and we want to share with you the ways to not fear your firearm but to understand it.

Rules of Gun Safety

First things first, enroll in your local gun safety course. This could be through a local shooting range, NRA or even your state game and fish department. This is the most beneficial way for you to feel comfortable with your firearm. Who knows, you could even meet others who have the same interests as you!

In the meantime, you should know the basics:

  • Always treat your firearm as it is loaded
  • Never point your firearm at something you are not willing to destroy
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire
  • Always know what is behind your target

Choose the Right Gun Safe

This could not be more important. You will want to select a gun safe based on the size of your firearm and its purpose. Most guns will come with a cable lock of some sort but you should also have a reliable safe if you have a gun in the home, especially if you have children in your home. If you have a handgun consider  GunVault. We have a wide variety of safes to fit your needs. Our line up includes both biometric and digital safes, safes for the home and for on the go.

Practice, Practice, Practice

The best way to learn is through continuous practice.

Start by setting goals for yourself. It is the first of the year after all so make yourself a New Year’s resolution in relation to your firearm. Maybe that’s you planning to go to the range once a week for the next three months. Or you want to learn how to trap shoot, so signing up for a course would be helpful. There are so many resources at your fingertips through your local shooting ranges or NRA chapters that the opportunities are endless for you to succeed in your goal. Shooting skills won’t come overnight so be sure you continue to practice.

Always remember, be safe with your firearm and don’t be afraid of it. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hit the target every time.