Women who are interested in purchasing a handgun for the first time will benefit from following a few key tips before making their selection and finalizing the purchase. Although many women view gun ranges exclusively as a man’s territory, first time gun buyers should always practice shooting a variety of models before making a purchase, and the gun range is the ideal place at which to do this. If possible, enlist the help of a professional trainer to facilitate this process and ensure an informed decision. Once this informed decision is made, a female buyer will be able to complete the purchase on her own without needing to bring along a male partner who might get in the way. Finally, women should view guns similarly to how they view shoes – meaning that they should not stop at just one single purchase and shouldn’t feel the need to ignore considerations of style when making a selection.
- Before buying their handgun, women should visit a gun range first to practice shooting with a variety of models under the guidance of a professional trainer
- A woman should make her first handgun purchase independently without interference from a male partner
- Rather than adopting the single gun approach to handgun purchasing, women should conceive of guns as similar to shoes and should consider the unique benefits of owning multiple models and styles
“If a woman buys a handgun for a specific primary purpose — concealed carry, range fun, marksmanship, competition, home defense, etc. — she’s more likely to buy the right gun.”