This discussion starts with the
assumption that you know nothing about handguns and that you have never had
formal instruction in any type of firearm.
If you already have experience you may be able to eliminate some of the
2. Take your time to select the
right handgun for you if you do not already have one.
3. Develop the ability to shoot well
enough to at least keep all of your shots on a sheet of typing paper at 21
feet. Note: You should be able to shoot much better than
that if your goal is to be able to successfully use your handgun for
self-defense in your home:
4. Attend the SMFTS Firearms and the
Law class. Click here for more information).
5. If you intend to use a firearm only for personal protection in the home take the NRA Personal Protection in the Home Course. Click here.
7. Shooting skills are perishable skills. Continue to develop your shooting skills.