Gun Safety and Buying

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Terrey Thompson, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Terrey Thompson

    Terrey Thompson New Member

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    Hey, I'm Terrey Thompson. I just joined this forum to learn more about gun safety and what kind of firearms I should consider buying.
     
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    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard, Terrey, from South Carolina.
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    Maybe one of the Mods can move this to the Introduction Forum
     
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  3. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard. Need to know more before replying. Purpose, state, etc, things like that.
     
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    Welcome from the beachside community of Ocean Park WA
     
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member

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    Just buy one of everything.
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    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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    Another Texas Welcome! What do you wish to do with your firearms? Self Defense, target/plinking, or hunting? And safety is always the same no matter what gun you have.
    All guns are always loaded.
    Never let the muzzle cross anything you are not willing to destroy.
    Keep your finger off the trigger until you are on target and ready to fire.
    Be sure of your target and beyond.
     
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    chaswea Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome, most of the old timers on this forum will tell ya, BUY THEM ALL.
     
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    270 Petload Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hello, Terrey Thompson and welcome to TFF from San Antonio, Texas. You should receive any number of suggestions. Here are a few from me:
    (1) Understand the laws in your state with respect to ownership of firearms.
    (2) Are you are interested in a. Shotguns b. Rifles c. Pistols d. Revolvers.
    (3) The caliber or gauge in which you are interested.
    (4) Hunting vs Target Shooting vs Competitive Shooting.
    I'll stop there but that should be enough to get you started. Again, welcome aboard, have fun and be SAFE.
     
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    JRL Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Iowa! You'll find lots of great people and good information in this cyber community.

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    jim brady Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Colorado, Terrey!

    I already like your attitude. To answer your questions, we need to know the purpose for your firearms. There are so many uses for firearms that in order to recommend what kind or caliber, the first thing is to know what the intended purpose will be.

    Carver gave some GREAT safety advice. That is the basic foundation: Assume every weapon is loaded ALL OF THE TIME. Never touch the trigger until you are ready to actually fire. Know what is behind your target. Never aim at anything you do not want to destroy. Maintain absolute, positive control over your firearm at every moment. You can't "un-fire" a weapon, and you can't call a bullet back. Safety first, middle and last.
     
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