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Looking for a thorough yet simply written guide to buying a gun for home protection, self-defense, hunting, competition, or sport? This book was designed by asking five new gun buyers what they wished they'd known before they purchased, and what questions they still have. It answers them all, plus the questions they should have asked but didn't!

It's written by a forty-year veteran of the shooting sports and gun collector. He  manages a rifle team, and is a currently certified master instructor and master level competitor.  First in the military, then in civilian life, he's taught literally hundreds of people to shoot safely and accurately.  Assisting him in writing this book are wingshooters, FBI pistol defense experts, retired Marines, psychiatrists, gun dealers, gunsmiths, and other subject matter experts who will open your eyes to the facts behind the glossy ads.

HOW TO BUY A GUN begins by examining why you're thinking of buying a gun. From there, it progresses through types, terminology, and safe operation of the most common firearms -- rifle, shotgun, revolver, and pistol.  It discusses in depth which type and make will be best for you, and what features will be useful and which won't.

Next, it looks at different places to buy and suggests some you may not have thought of, including how to obtain a good gun very cheaply or even free.  The author has strong opinions on what and where most people should NOT buy.  The book then discusses and explains basic marksmanship and  the fundamental positions and techniques of sport, competition, combat, action shooting, and self-defense -- a great intro to the wider world of shooting.  A separate chapter covers cleaning, maintenance, and simple repairs.

Heavily illustrated, and with a useful bibilography, this book will save you hundreds of dollars, and guide you to the best gun for your needs -- often at a much lower price than you expected to pay.

BROCK BRADFORD is a forty-year veteran of the shooting sports. He  manages a rifle team, coaches a junior team, and is a currently certified master instructor and master level competitor as well as a long-time collector in the field of twentieth-century military arms.  First in the military, then in civilian life, he's taught literally hundreds of men, women, girls, and boys to shoot safely and accurately.

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