Things To Consider When Purchasing A Handgun

Posted: August 15, 2012 in Survival
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So you have your pistol permit and are considering purchasing a handgun.  Here are some important items to consider.  Remember to always verify that any firearm is unloaded before handling.

  • Make sure the handgun is in a sufficient caliber to be able to use for self defense purposes and is not too much caliber for you to comfortably handle.
  • Make sure the firearm holds a sufficient quantity of ammunition for your needs.
  • Grip the pistol firmly and make sure you can achieve a good and proper firing grip.
  • With the firearm verified as unloaded, squeeze the trigger and make sure it is not too heavy.  You should be able to pull the trigger straight back without any deviation.
  • Make sure the front and rear sights are in proper alignment and will achieve quick target acquisition.
  • Make sure the pistol has a good history of reliability and accuracy.
  • Don’t be swayed by salesmen who are trying to push a particular make or model.  Do your research beforehand and purchase what works best for you.
  • Make sure you receive proper instruction and train on a regular basis with your firearm.


  1. Right! Gotcha! I am poised and pointing my new purchase…just wondering which way I should be pointing it 😉 Not too sure that it should be pointing directly at me!!!

  2. I have it the wrong way round? 😉 Silly Wolf…think I’ve got it right now, it’s pointing straight at you? That ok? lol 😀 I have “achieved a good and proper grip” on it and I believe I am just about ready to “squeeze the trigger and make sure it’s not too heavy…” Yes! Of course it’s loaded!!! Well you did say I should train on a regular basis with my firearm! 😉

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