GUN OT Gun Crew: I'm a blank slate

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  1. Aspirin

    Aspirin OT Supporter

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    I want to buy myself my first gun this summer(probably a rifle/scope for 99.9% range use). I know next to nothing about guns, so what should I know before I become a gun owner?

    I want to know how they work, how to clean/maintain them, how to be safe with them. I'd also like to read something about different caliber sizes...because all that shit is chinese to me.... a .22 is tiny but a .223 is makes a big fuckin boom. I dont get it. I am an IL resident(already have my FOID card), but live most of the year in VA at school, what do I need to know about being an interstate gun owner?

    I have shot hundreds of .22 rounds in rifles and revolvers, but I have very limited experience with anything else.

    So OT gun crew, make me smarter :x:
     
  2. PanzerAce

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    If you can, take an NRA first steps course. That's probably the quickest/cheapest way to learn wtf is up with guns.


    As for caliber, it's...wierd. as you mentioned, .22 is vastly different from .223 (which is different from .221). Really the best way is just to read wiki pages about the various calibers.
     
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    here's a tip.

    stay in VA after school.
     
  5. Aspirin

    Aspirin OT Supporter

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    I've actually read that thread before, but I just reread it :coold:
     
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    mah nigga
     
  7. Aspirin

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    Are there any books that you guys would recommend?
     
  8. Aspirin

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    Looking into a couple safety/first steps courses. Theyre expensive, but I will do at least 1 before buying a gun.
     
  9. GlobeGuy

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    +100
     
  10. GlobeGuy

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    Btw, what school in VA you attending?
     

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