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The Do's and Don'ts of shopping for a firearm

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ADVANCED FIREARMS TRAINING - Tony KrissFirearm stores can be an intimidating environment, especially for new firearm customers. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here are five tips that will show your respect and responsibility when shopping for firearms:

1.) Practice Good Firearm Safety—Treat every firearm as if it were loaded, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, and always check to make sure the firearm is unloaded. NEVER hand a loaded gun to a store worker.

2.) Be professional and respectful—If you're new to visiting firearm shops, be honest with the store's employees. By being honest, you'll develop a rapport, keeping both of you safe as you're handling any firearms.

3.) Don't open boxes that are glued or taped shut—If a box of ammo says ".308 Winchester" on it, that's what it actually has inside. Please don't open unopened ammo boxes.

4.) Look at one firearm at a time—While it may be beneficial to compare two firearms side by side, it is recommended to have just one on the counter at a time. Don't be the customer asking to look at 5 firearms at once.

5.) Don't dry fire without asking permission—Dry-firing a firearm can actually be bad for some firearms. It's always a good idea to ask the store for permission before dry-firing any firearm that you are looking at.

Firearm store employees see a lot of people every day. Make sure you're a great customer by following these five tips when you visit Advanced Firearms Training in Gresham.

Advanced Firearms Training


1121 NE Division St., Gresham, OR 97030