FAQs

What Factors Should I Consider When Purchasing a Firearm?

There are many considerations that go into choosing the right firearm. Things such as cost, size, caliber, accuracy, reliability and grip feel are all things that need to be taken into account before you make your final selection.

By going out and looking at many different brands and types of firearms, you will be able to get a better picture of what exactly you are looking for.

To help you, keep in mind the following things before you decide to buy a firearm:

  • Consider your needs
  • Try different kinds of guns to see what you like best
  • Try different calibers to find the most powerful one you can consistently handle
  • Handguns are the most portable and most effective defensive firearms for most civilian purposes
  • Revolvers are easier to use than pistols, but carry fewer rounds
  • Shotguns are more powerful than handguns, but have more limited defensive uses
  • Rifles are the best choice for long-range defensive purposes
  • A used firearm can be a very good choice; have it checked out by a professional gunsmith before buying (such as Old Dominion)

The most important thing to remember is that the firearm must be right for you. Come in today and let us help you find the perfect one to suit your needs.