Sometimes, Gun Shops Are Not Helpful. Case In Point; My Friend Went Shopping As A First-Time Buyer.

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I wish it weren’t so, but gun shops aren’t always as helpful as they should be. Luckily, we have resources to help with that, but it’s still annoying to see these occurrances.

A friend recently shared a story with me via Facebook messenger, and it’s likely something that is happening all over the Country during this mess of a panic.

I bought my first gun yesterday. I was surprised at how smooth and fast the transaction was. I was in and out in 30 min. I am happy with the purchase. Following Concealed Nation has been an inspiration for me, and helped me understand over the years the responsibility. Thankfully I have several close friends here that are avid gun owners, so I am going to get some good training. I was surprised at the lack of this at the local gun shop, I was obviously a novice on the equipment. I had done some research online but I had a lot of questions. Who knows maybe it was the rush and the hysteria surrounding what’s going on up here. Also they were cleared out pretty good. But I got what I wanted in my budget, and learning about my gun over the past 36 hours has been fun. Anyway keep up the good work about educating people on responsible protection, because the gun shop is not necessarily doing that, not once did they ask me if I know how to use it which would be a pretty easy follow-up to me asking where do load it… The next step is to get my concealed carry permit and expand the collection. Again thanks for the inspiration and teaching responsibility.

And he’s not the only one, I’m sure.

As gun owners, it comes with the territory; help those who are looking for guidance as first-time owners. The internet has some great resources, but it also has some not-so-great resources as well.

If you’re a new gun owner, don’t be shy about asking a fellow gun owner for help and guidance. And if you’re a seasoned gun owner, offer your help and knowledge to those who seek it.

With all of this, everyone will be safer, and we can welcome new gun owners as they come flooding through the gates.

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About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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