In these troubled times it’s probably not a bad idea to understand the basics of self defense with a hand gun. And being a law enforcement officer I guess the Deputy is performing a public service for his readers.
I’m always interested in practical information and I guess there’s nothing more practical than knowing how to survive actual problems. And after what’s been going on across the country during the BLM/Antifa riots I would say knowing how to use a gun to save your own life sounds practical.
A course on handgun safety. Thanks Deputy.
Did You Get One?
Got my first .22 when I was single digits old, was raised hunting, Marine Corps, and now life long competitive shooter with shotguns and rifles, so I know a little. I reload all my ammunition too.
I never start someone off with a full power pistol, trying to learn the basics of shooting while dealing with very loud muzzle blasts and recoil is a bit much. I always try to teach the basics with a .22 pistol before going to full power weapons.
The Browning below is one of my 22’s but it’s just 1 of a zillion perfectly good 22 pistols available. You learn to shoot, the ammo is cheap, not loud, just enough recoil to learn to expect it. If your first shot ever is from the 357 revolver below, you just may be intimidated enough to not really want to repeat the experience.