Posted February 11, 2019 06:06:22Smith & Wesson® pistols and rifles have been the go-to guns for nearly 100 years, and many of them are still used today.
If you’re looking to learn the ins and outs of the sport, then you’re going to need to take these steps before you ever use one.1.
Know the difference between a gun and a firearm.
A firearm is an object that can fire bullets and are designed to do so.
A gun is an instrument that fires ammunition, usually by a bolt, and can be fired by a trigger pull or manually.
A handgun is an item that can only fire one shot at a time and is designed to fire either a single bullet or several bullets.
A pistol is an automatic weapon that fires a continuous stream of bullets.2.
Get familiar with your gun.
When buying a gun, look for a model that has a trigger, a barrel and a grip.
You may also be able to tell by the shape of the gun’s trigger.3.
Choose a model with a magazine release.
If the gun is equipped with a full-length, magazine-fed magazine, it is an open-bolt firearm.4.
Choose the right caliber for your pistol.
Pistols with a fixed-length barrel and/or a single-shot capacity, such as the .40 S&W Model 1911, have a fixed magazine capacity of one round.
For handguns with a detachable magazine, a .22 LR has a maximum magazine capacity and a detent pull capacity of 0.25 seconds.5.
Choose your rifle.
A rifle is a type of handgun that fires fixed rounds in a single shot.
For instance, the Ruger® SR-556 is a fixed-, semi-fixed- and double-stack firearm.
The SR-10 is a semi-automatic, single-stack rifle with a .308-caliber cartridge.
A .308 rifle is designed for long-range use.
For more specific questions about the .308 caliber, visit the Federal Law Enforcement Center’s webpage on the .22 caliber and the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s website on the 3.5-inch, 6-round, 10-round .308 cartridges.6.
Understand your gun’s safety features.
Always know what you’re doing before you use your gun, and always be aware of the potential for injury or death.
The same is true for any firearm you purchase, including handguns.
You can find more safety information on the NSSF website and at the NPSF’s website.7.
Know how to properly use the firearm.
Learn the safety principles that govern each firearm you’re considering buying, and use them to minimize any potential for harm.
This includes knowing how to safely load a firearm, how to use the safety feature and how to operate the safety.
For example, when loading a rifle, the safety will disengage when the hammer is released.
When loading a handgun, the safeties disengage after a second or two.8.
Learn how to fire a firearm accurately.
It is best to learn how to accurately fire a handgun by practicing it on a target.
Practice shooting your handgun by following a plan that will help you hit your target accurately.9.
Practice proper shooting with your handgun.
The best way to practice is by shooting a variety of targets at close range.
If it is your first time shooting a firearm and you don’t know what to expect, the safest thing to do is to practice.
You’ll know when you’re ready for a more accurate shot, so you can practice more safely.
For each new round you fire, aim your gun to hit the target you want to hit.
Practice a variety so you get the hang of it.
If possible, practice your shot before you shoot.
It will be more comfortable when you can do it safely.
The safest place to practice safely is on a safe surface such as a hard surface such the table, bench or tabletop.
You don’t want to be walking across a dangerous area where you can fall and injure yourself.
A good rule of thumb is to avoid people and things that could cause you to fall, such a a a person, a building or any other object that could be a hazard to you.