RGD Reviews – Information for new handgun owners
Real Gun Defense Reviews, provide handgun owners with information to keep them safe. As a Certified USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Instructor we offer training locally and the new training we take we pass the information on to you. Our recommended products are products we actually use. If the training is available we want to take it and share it. We are month’s away from getting everything out, so check back regularly. RGD Reviews, believe it is too dangers to make new handgun owners search everywhere for information. As a result, most of the real information is pay only, so we share it here free. Check out the other things we offer and what’s coming soon:
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Basic Handgun Safety Rules
Real Gun Defense(RGD) Reviews wants every gun owner to stay safe.
ALWAYS – assume every gun is loaded. (many gun accidents have happened because someone believed the gun was unloaded).
ALWAYS – keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.(Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to kill or destroy).
ALWAYS – keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.(Make sure you are on target before placing your finger on the trigger).
ALWAYS – know your target and what is beyond.(You are responsible for everything your bullet hits, even if it was unintended).
ALWAYS – keep your ammo locked up or in a different area from where you clean your gun, and where you dry-fire practice.
Why Should I Live by the Rules?
If you treat every firearm arm as if it was loaded. Would you point a loaded firearm at a child or how about your own hand? While your answer is most likely no. The fact is youtube is full of videos where people have done just that. It sounds stupid but they do it because they got comfortable with a firearm not firing by itself and forget that accidents happen. How about the rule of never pointing a firearm at something you are not willing to destroy? A lot of people have pointed their firearm at a wall and never once considered that a bullet will go through over 11 sheets of drywall without any sign of stopping.
That means when you are pointing it at a wall in your home you are actually pointing it at one of your neighbors. If you are at the range and point your firearm to the side to reload or fix a jam. You are pointing a firearm in the direction of someone else. What if it is unloaded? Refer to the first rule. Everyone else is going to take it that you are pointing a loaded firearm at them. You may think that is okay but the other person is not going to take it that way. You just risked their life because you did not remember or care enough to take the rules seriously.
Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. Once your finger is inside the trigger guard you have increased the chance of an unintentional fire by a huge margin. If you are new to firearms you might not know that part of the physiological effects involves involuntarily tightening your muscles. Meaning that you could easily squeeze the trigger before you intend to. This is especially dangerous if you are not already lined up on the target and ready to shoot. Know your target and what’s beyond. Imagine if you miss the shot, where is the bullet going to end up? It is crucial to know what is around the target and beyond it. You are responsible for everything your bullet hits and everyone.
What You Will Find Here
- Weekly Articles.
- Weekly Self-Defense Stories.
- Weekly Drills.
- A Map of State Laws.
- Breakdown of the Training We Take.
- The Dangers of Using a Gun.
- How to Find Legal Protection Before You Need It.
- Book & Product Recommendations.
- Gun Owner Unity.
- We Offer a Short List of Products We Recommend.
- We Only Recommend Products We Actually Use and Read.
- Other Products are Shown Simply to Give You A Choice.
- Full documents and articles filled with all the information you will need in that area.
- And More….
What You Won’t Find Here
- Political Ads, Articles, or Post.
- You Won’t Be Charged for Information.
- Unverified Information.
- Being Belittled for Asking A Question.
- Fake Articles Trying to Sell A Product.
- No Paid Advertising (we work off donations and small affiliate fees).
- Promotions We don’t Us. (We are active members Of the USCCA, Certified Instructor and support their legal coverage for self-defense). We only promote business and products we use.
- Harsh or Hurtful Comments.
- You won’t find tiny articles with little to no real information trying to sell products.
- Legal Information( we are not attorney’s so we don’t provide legal information only how to find it).
Information for the new handgun owner.
Handgun owners are faced with many challenges just for owning a gun. The least should be getting information. At RGD Reviews it’s our goal to make sure every training we take and everything we research is passed on to you. Getting information to new handgun owners is crucial.
Every day we read about someone pulling a gun in self-defense, only to be criminally charged later. The common theme with all these incidents is they were either given the wrong information or they didn’t know their local laws. Just because you may be able to defend yourself legally, does not mean you will be covered when you do. Make sure you have not got your information from a neighbor, a forum, or friend, and double-check everything you are told.
Most new handgun owners don’t know that just because their state has a self-defense law. Doesn’t mean you will be able to use it as a defense when the time comes. There are many laws in place that are designed to prevent the use of self-defense laws. For example, did you know that if you are involved in an argument that turns deadly a prosecutor may determine that you escalated the situation or that you were the aggressor? Both of which could be used against you will a jury. Along with the fact that simply showing someone that you have a firearm could lead to brandishing charges. These are only a couple of examples of why training and information are so important to new firearm owners.
Other things to know
If you are truly new to owning a handgun, then there are a lot of things to learn from here. You will need to start with learning what stance to use while training. The proper way to grip a handgun, proper trigger control, how to aim, and how to draw from a holster.
Most of us bought a handgun for self-defense. Some of us will go one step further and decide to conceal carry. Others will even end up joining local competitions. None of this will be possible if we haven’t learned the basics. RGD Reviews is going to bring you all that and more for free.
Too many times we see a fellow handgun owner being arrested for misunderstanding the laws. To often new handgun owners have made the mistake of trying to use a gun to end a conflict they don’t know how to get out of. Other times gun owners have gone to shoot the bad guy and hurt a family member or bystander instead. Simply because they didn’t have the training they needed.
The Reasons RGD Reviews Exists
During the past few years and especially the past few months. We have seen a rise in gun sales every time something happens in America. I spent most of my life anti-gun and only after 6 years of studying gun violence, I found myself changing my opinion. I found myself in a time where training was impossible to get and information was just as hard.
I knew I didn’t want a gun for a safe weight, and I especially didn’t want to be on the news for a family member dying accidentally. The real information for new handgun owners all had to be paid for. As a new gun owner, I didn’t have a lot of money. I didn’t even know where to start or what information was real or fake.
I spent years studying the dangers of guns and gun violence but not how to use one. So when I found myself ready to purchase a handgun, I searched everywhere for training. If I couldn’t travel over two hours for training. Then I was left with online resources. Many of which contained bad information or only enough information to promote a sale of some kind.
What does this mean for you
This means I continue to search for more information and ways to improve my own skills as well as my students. I pass this information along to you so you can stay safe until you can reach an instructor. Very early on in my search for training I found some bad trainers out there. The problem was I didn’t know what I was looking for and took that training to improve. Only later to find out that I was either given bad information or I was learning from a trainer who simply didn’t care about their students.
For example, if you happen to run across a trainer who is trying to show you how much they know by putting down a student. Then you should avoid going to them in the future. It is not that the information they pass along is bad. Instead it means that they do not know how to be a good instructor. A good instructor needs to be able to explain the subject at hand, explain why something is important, and be able to understand why a student might ask certain questions.
No, the instructor may not know your reasonings behind a question. That said, they should know that a lot of bad information gets passed along in every industry. As a result, they should have the patience to explain the answer to the question being asked and to help the student find information in the future. If you go on youtube there is a lot of homemade videos from people passing on information they learned from a friend or neighbor. Who in turn learned information that was true at the time but is no longer true today. RGD Reviews verifies everything we post and corrects information as new data comes out.
Each Stage Of Learning Presents New Information
It is important to understand that what you are going to learn in a basic pistol course is going to be different than an advanced class. For example, you will likely be taught to keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are on target and ready to shoot. This is also one of the basic rules of owning a firearm. In an advanced class, it is likely that you will have made the decision to shoot before drawing your firearm. Because of this, many instructors will advise you to prep the trigger as you are extending your arms towards the target.
While both teachings are correct it can be confusing if you are learning from videos. Before you can take an advanced class you must learn never to place your finger on the trigger until you are at full extension and you have already aligned your sights. Keeping in mind that in some self-defense situations you will have drawn your firearm before deciding to shoot. Just because you expose your firearm doesn’t mean you have to shoot.
What you should be learning in beginner classes is when not to shoot. You will also learn things like conflict avoidance, situational awareness, how to legally defend yourself, how to identify and use firearms different firearms, and how to make smart choices. Every thing will start with the basics like stance, grip, trigger control, and aim. The 4 basic firearm rules are not basic by any means. Every person who has ever had an unintentional discharge of a firearm violated the rules in some way. The firearm rules are simple and easy to understand and follow but many people overlook them because of that simplicity. Meaning you can avoid every firearm accident by learning these rules and living by them. They must become part of your every thought when handling a firearm.
We are constantly balancing our own training with providing free information for new handgun owners. As a Certified USCCA Instructor, we will be offering local classes in concealed carry & home defense soon.