Factors to Consider
• Pick a well-known and reputable brand. Don't buy a cheap gun, because you'll wind up with a cheap gun.
• If you buy a used gun (and there's nothing wrong with that), have a gunsmith check it first—the same way you'd have a mechanic check a used car before buying.
• Both a semi-auto and a revolver have their own pros and cons for a first-time gun owner. Consider both before choosing.
• Consider buying a second, smaller/inexpensive gun for target practice.
• At a range, you can rent a gun to get a
feel for it.
• Always get a warranty for the gun.
• Obtain a copy of your local firearm laws and learn them.