Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Not all new shooters are buying new guns

Had a brief conversation with a fellow customer at a big box sporting goods store last night.

We were both browsing in the firearms section. He was a guy who's long had a couple of firearms, but I got the idea he hasn't shot them much.

He asked me a question about scope mounts. He wanted a set to upgrade a Ruger 10/22 for his sons. He also spoke of teaching them to shoot an old .410 shotgun that had been passed down from his uncle.

FBI stats documenting retail gun sales tell just part of the story of shooting's rising popularity. Families passing down legacy firearms from one generation to the next.  Some families are rediscovering long dormant firearms that have been in closets or attics for years.

You don't need something new or fancy to get started with the basics.

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