Guide to Gun Ownership

A guide to gun ownership, including how to safely load, clean and practice with a firearm, including choosing shells, gun alternatives, suggested shot sizes for hunting.

[1] The only way to learn to "shoot where it's gonna be" is to practice. [2] A sling will free your hands. [3] Most anyone can learn to load a shotgun rapidly. [4] Clay pigeons, thrown by an assistant, provide good "moving targets" for practice. [5] Wear earmuffs and glasses when shooting. [6] In some situations, a rifle can do a job that a shotgun can't. [7] If you're careful to keep your firearm oiled. [8] Cleaned, the gun should last long enough for you to pass it on to your grandchildren.