After having had the desire to own a handgun for a long time, you finally took the plunge and bought a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. After getting your new acquisition home, you suddenly realize that you have something you know little to nothing about. After reading the owner’s manual from cover to cover several times, you still don’t feel like you have sufficient knowledge to safely handle and use the pistol.
When we can, we need to tell the new shooter that they really need to learn to walk before they can run. And then we need to help them find the kind of training that will give them the basics of safe gun handling and marksmanship.
With record firearm sales and ever-increasing ranks of new gun owners, we should be stronger than ever. Here’s how to help keep up the momentum.