Sheriff Jim Wilson

Why We Need to Encourage New Shooters to Get Training

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.

9 Common Questions New Shooters Ask

Here's a look at some of the most common questions new shooters tend to ask.

How to Welcome the Record Number of New Gun Owners

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.

First-Rate Savings for the First-Time Shooter

The following essential accessories will get new shooters to the range without breaking the bank.

First Look: Savage Rascal Red, White & Blue Rifle

Just in time for our nation's Independence Day, Savage announces its patriotic Rascal Red, White & Blue Rifle.

What To Look For In A Trainer

It’s counter-intuitive, but qualifying with a gun doesn’t qualify you as an instructor.

What Women Want in Guns & Firearm Training

Women are joining the ranks of shooters in ever-increasing numbers, but what can be done to ease their entry into what has traditionally been a male bastion?

3 Essential First Steps for a New Gun Owner

If you're a brand-new gun owner, how do you familiarize yourself with your new purchase and safely handle the handgun? Here are a few first steps that will help with familiarization.

Necessary Skills for New Shooters

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.

Five Things You Might Be Doing Wrong...

If you're helping a friend or significant other choose their first firearm, be careful not to make any of the following mistakes.

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