Reading up

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Mbrandt1, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me where I can go to read up on the ins and outs of guns and learn everything an intelligent person in the gun realm should know?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Start with Massad Ayoob's "In the Gravest Extreme" and "Principles of Personal Defense" by Col. Jeff Cooper.
     

  3. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Thank you. And that will teach me about firearms mechanics, terminology, and caliber difference?
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Start with a basic home firearm safety course.
     
  5. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Thank you very much
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    No, it will teach you the significance and responsibility of owning a handgun.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    These are great but likely more advanced then what you're looking for.
     
  8. therewolf

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    A good reloading manual will familiarize you with most of the

    popular calibers, and many of the guns used with them.

    As to the rest, perhaps Gun Digest, and Google.


    Sorry, there's no real substitute for years of owning and shooting guns,

    and many people who are proficient in one area know next to nothing

    about other types. Case in point:

    See many of my posts in the AR section?

    That's because I know less about ARs than B.O.

    knows about morals and ethics...
     
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  10. Mbrandt1

    Mbrandt1 New Member

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    Thank you very much. I will be online looking at those in a bit.
     
  11. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    NRA's Basic Pistol Shooting. It is also the "text" of the Basic class of the same name. Both are a great start to get the, well, basics down. However, I would add this:

    shooting of any kind is a journey, not a destination. It may take hours to learn what you seek now but an enjoyable lifetime, if not lifestyle, to master. As you peel each layer of the onion you'll find there are more, richer, and different experiences.

    Enjoy, and be safe.
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This 6 set DVD titled "Cold Steel: Never Unarmed" was gifted to me by a very kind and generous member here. I recommend it highly. It covers very small pocket guns to large guns.......step by step. It is very informative and very good for a beginner to guns. I found this very helpful.

    http://blog.coldsteel.com/2011/09/never-unarmed-review.html
     
  13. therewolf

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    Well said.

    Case in point, I spent a couple of weeks shooting targets, going for

    accuracy, improving groups, and techniques. I found that by the time

    I got to the range, dragged out all my gear, got set up, loaded, and ready,

    I was an agitated, out-of-breath, nervous wreck. I stopped, took a break,

    calmed down, and relaxed. THEN my rifles really started showing me what

    they could do.

    A few days later I was shooting with a group of noobs, who never even

    bothered changing the targets, even though they had shot ragged 6"

    holes in the bulls-eyes! They were just enjoying the sheer fun of

    "bringing it" with their new rifles. And it was also fun to join in...