Seven Things to Do Before (or After) Getting a Gun


Kermit says:

Kermit says: “You Learned Nothing at that 2 Hour Class at the Gun Show. But that’s none of my business…”

So you took a basic gun safety class or one of those hokey $19.95 online “Get Your Permit in 30 minutes or less!” courses, what else do you need to know besides the NRA 3 Rules of Gun Safety or Jeff Cooper’s 4 Rules of Gun Safety?

  1. Know How to Spot (and even Prevent) Trouble Before it Happens
  2. Know Your Local Self-Defense Laws
  3. Know How to Deploy a Less Lethal Weapon Efficiently
  4. Know How to Draw Your Gun Efficiently From Concealment While under Stress
  5. Know some Unarmed Combatives
  6. Know some Basic Tactical Medicine
  7. Never stop learning!
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5 comments on “Seven Things to Do Before (or After) Getting a Gun
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  2. Janice says:

    Reblogged this on Women and Guns and commented:
    Here is a list of great information regarding training. Right at your fingertips.

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  3. Robert says:

    Reblogged this on CIVILIAN GUNFIGHTER and commented:
    I thought this was a pretty decent primer on the basics after you buy a gun. I might contend that getting training/practice in unarmed combatives and less-lethal tools (pepper spray, etc.) could/should come first, but my own journey introduced those things after buying a gun, so who am I to disagree?

    I would add Dark Angel Medical to the list of people to do medical training with (although I’m a big fan of Greg Ellifritz and plan to take his course in 2017). And I would add Mike Pannone’s “Covert Carry” class to the bullet point about practicing drawing from concealment. I was recently contacted via a private message on one of the “best”–in my opinion–online forums for my opinion about that course. Looking back on my now 200+ hours of firearms coursework, I think that is the class I would most recommend for civilians practicing concealed carry.

    One thing I feel is a must that is missing from this list, however, is the purchase of some sort of safe or the like in which the firearm can be safely stored away from children or smash-and-grab thieves.

    Overall, a great outline of key points!–Robert

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