Handguns make good choices for first time gun buyers due to their portability, variety, ease in handling and versatility for use. Unless you’re familiar with handgun models and brands, however, you may have difficulty in deciding which handgun to choose. The following tips can simplify your effort, saving you time and money in the process.
1. Decide how your handgun will be used. Handguns serve various purposes to include personal or home self-defense, sport and competitive shooting. When it comes to self-defense, certain models are more practical for carrying as a concealed weapon. For competition shooting, you may need a firearm with advanced features to enhance accuracy. Once you identity the purpose of your weapon, you can narrow your choices.
At Green Mountain Guns, we recognize the importance of matching firearms to specific needs. We can help you distinguish which models would best suit your purpose so you can find the handgun you desire.
2. Shop around for good deals. When purchasing a handgun, you have a choice of buying a new product or getting it used. Naturally, used guns in Denver will be cheaper. However, you may forfeit quality in the process. New gun buyers should stick with new firearms that come with valid warranties to back them up.
Researching gun prices online will give you a better idea of what to pay when you go to the gun shop. You can find new and used firearm prices on such websites as Gunbroker.com or GunWatcher for all handgun makes and models. By comparing online prices with those at gun shops, you can take advantage of good deals.
3. Work with a reputable dealer and choose wisely. Guns are not commodities that you buy to look cool or show off the latest style. Test fire various handguns before choosing and go with a reputable name brand product you feel comfortable with and confident in handling.
Only buy used firearms in Denver from a trusted dealer or friend and function-check your firearm before buying. Better yet, bring along a friend with gun experience to check it out for you.
Buying from a reliable dealer can make a tremendous difference in the quality of your product. We have over 30 years of experience in the gun business in Denver. Our reputation for providing quality services and products makes us a worthwhile company to do business with.