Thoughts from my second shooting range visit
On Halloween I ended up with the evening free to myself. I could have gone to the gym, watched movies, or even eaten candy. But instead, I decided on an indoor shooting range visit since it was over a month since I had been there. Plus there was a great deal on at the time that I couldn’t resist.
As you may have read, my first visit to the shooting range was a real eye opener. I came out of it with both confidence and respect.
Below I report on the firearms I used and my thought on each for this shooting range visit:
For a first firearm, you must compare the Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870.
In the USA it is easy for people to buy handguns, so they often do for their first gun. Plus they are able to carry it with them if they are in the right state and have the correct permit. But in Canada, pistols and revolvers are more difficult to get. So your first gun should likely be a shotgun.
For my first firearm, I will likely be getting a Mossberg 500, Mossberg 590 (HD military verison of the 500), or a Remington 870. These are such versatile weapons, allowing you to hunt and protect your home from intruders. Load in a 1 oz slug and you can take down a deer. Bird shot will take down birds. Buck shot will take down medium game and two legged rats (i.e. home intruders). Finally, you can have a heck of a lot of fun shooting targets or skeet with a shotgun.
The following videos will help you to decide the eternal battle of Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870. But a couple of the points that I noted were: