Even with the relative unease around firearms these days, gun sales are doing as well as anything in this rough economy. That’s because firearm sales, along with tobacco and alcohol sales, are relatively unaffected by downward spirals in the stock markets. So if you’re deciding to pick up a gun, either as a hobby or because you want to be prepared for any and all things, it’s important to know what’s out there and what’s what. There are things called “long guns” which are rifles, shotguns and well, anything long. Then there are handguns like the Beretta 92FS, which can be tiny enough to hide in a purse or so big it’s difficult to lift it, sometimes called a hand cannon.
So what kind of gun do you need? It’ll depend. It depends on what you want to use the gun for, how and where.
If you’re like most people, living in a large metropolitan area, you may not be doing much hunting with a gun, no matter how sweet it is. Maybe you’d like a Beretta Cx4 storm.
STILL, IT’S PROBABLY BETTER TO STICK WITH A HANDGUN, SOMETHING LIKE A BERETTA 92FSOR A GENERIC RUGER MODEL. KEEPING IT IN YOUR CLOSET, TUCKED AWAY WITH VINTAGE MAGAZINES, OLD SHOES AND GRANDMA’S ASHES IS NOT THE WAY TO TREAT YOUR GUN, HOWEVER. JUST BECAUSE YOU BOUGHT IT AS AN EXTRA SECURITY MEASURE DOES NOT MEAN IT SHOULD BE HIDDEN OR UNUSED. YOU’LL WANT TO TAKE IT OUT TO THE SHOOTING RANGE OFTEN SO THAT YOU’RE COMFORTABLE USING IT. THAT WAY, YOU’LL BE PREPARED.