4 Common Mistakes Made By New Shooters

New To Shooting? 

Here's what you need to know. 

In recent years, we have seen a huge increase in the number of new firearm owners. It is exciting to see more people exercising their second amendment rights, however, it can be easy for new firearm owners to get overwhelmed. Here are four common mistakes made by new shooters/gun owners and how to avoid them.

Not Seeking Professional Training At  The Start 

While we understand that learning a new skill can be a little intimidating, seeking out professional help from the beginning is incredibly beneficial. Great instructors love introducing new students to the world of shooting, firearm ownership, and gun safety. 


Not Trying  Before Buying

Buying a gun before you have a chance to shoot it is a huge gamble – especially if it is your first gun. It is common for new shooters to buy their first firearm based solely on a recommendation from someone they know.  More often than not the new gun owner will end up completely unhappy with the recommendation.


Not Investing in Quality Products 

Regardless of whether you intend to use your firearm for self-defense or competition, you want a gun you can rely on.  Not all firearms are created equal. In fact, some come with a lot of issues. The same goes for firearm accessories such as holsters, belts, and safes. Firearms and accessories with low price points can reflect a lack of quality and reliability. 


Not Continuously Practicing

Shooting is a perishable skill. If you don’t use it, you lose it! Too often, new shooters take a class, buy a new gun, and then don’t touch it again for months at a time. You can’t expect to take one class and expect to be John Wick (unfortunately). 


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