Note to readers: This is a series of short articles designed for Americans interested in purchasing a handgun for the first time. While the focus of the information will be for women handgunners; the information is applicable to both men and women.
Information is power. Immerse yourself in as much information as possible, so that when you do make your purchase decision, you'll be successful in purchasing the handgun that is right for you. The emphasis is on “you,” because selecting a handgun is a very personal decision. What is right for you will not necessarily be right for the next woman.
Think of it as buying a new purse or a new wallet. We all have wants and needs that are unique to each of us and it's a very personal decision. There is no one “best” purse that meets the preferences of every woman. It’s the same thing with a handgun. Despite what your husband, boyfriend, or the guy at the gun shop says is “best” for you, this is going to be your gun, and only you can determine which handgun is right for your wants and needs.
This series of articles will explore the many different aspects of a handgun that you may want to consider prior to making your purchase. Take your time and learn as much as you possibly can. Listen to what your husband, boyfriend and the guys at the gun shop have to say, because you can learn a lot from them. Ultimately, this is going to be your gun, and yours alone, so go ahead and immerse yourself in as much information as possible. Then carefully keep the information that feels right for you, and discard the information that you know does not apply to your specific wants and needs. At the end of this journey, you will make the right selection and choose the perfect handgun for you – only you.
Follow this series of articles at www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-detroit/marie-macmillan. In addition to reading this series of articles, here are some outstanding resources to help you gather valuable information: The Well Armed Woman website (www.thewellarmedwoman.com); National Rifle Association website (www.nra.org); Gun Talk TV (www.guntalk.tv).
Have fun learning which handgun will be best for you. After all, shopping is always fun, right?
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