A Day with a 12 Gauge!!

There alot of guns out there in today’s market.  From 22 caliber handguns to 50 caliber rifles, but the shotgun will always have a special place in my heart. Specifically a 12 gauge. This is because of the guns’ immense versatility, both hunting and defensively speaking. The amount of uses for a shotgun is never ending; deer hunting, bird hunting, home defense, breaching, self defense, non lethal, and absolutely enjoyment at the range.  I cannot name another category of firearm that has such a vast amount of uses at such a low cost.  Shotguns can range anywhere from $180-$1899 for an standard shotgun.  One may argue with me that my numbers are way off. In reality unless you are buying a limited edition, custom made/engraved, or something extraordinary you will have trouble spending more than $2000.  Which is a good thing.  That means if you are willing to invest $2000 you can have, in my opinion, the nicest tactical shotgun on the market.  The benelli m4 tactical, often referred to the military members as the M1014.  Now am I saying everyone who wants a shotgun should run out and buy this?  Absolutely not!  This is just my personal favorite and I had always wanted one. Really, the best bang for your buckshot (pun intended) is going to cost you about $300-400.  A standard pump action shotgun (such as a remington 870 or a mossberg 500) will be sufficient for all uses. In conjunction with the versatility of the shotgun, there is also a vast array of ammunition choices.  Slugs, buckshot, and birdshot is what you will find at most...

I kindof want a gun. What should i get?

  Many people have heard someone say, “I think I’m going to get a gun, but I don’t know what I’m looking for.” There is no simple answer, unless you’re talking to me (get a glock hahaha).  It’s a very controversial thing to talk about because there are many ways to go about it.  You can base your decision on things such as: looks, weight, size, caliber, magazine capacity, price, and materials used to make the firearm.  Well some of those things may seem more important than others for, a first time buyer and an avid firearm enthusiast are not going to agree on what is or is not important.  The biggest thing for me personally is are there alot of people that own one of these?  Buying a gun that has a very popular customer base, such as a glock 19, makes it much easier to find exactly what you want for it. Holsters, magazines, sights, and other aftermarket parts are a dime a dozen with a popular choice.  Another question to ask is why is it so popular? Price? Reliability? Fun? While in most cases it will be a combination of these, just because it’s popular doesn’t make it the only good option for a first time buyer. The single most important thing is that you get a firearm that is comfortable specifically for you and for what you are using it for. Go out to a gun store and try out anything that catches your eye. Ask questions!! I cannot stress this enough.  If you don’t know alot about guns or never had a chance to...