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‘Black Gun’ Myths

Advertising is a form of marketing communication used to promote or sell a product, service or idea. This covers a lot of ground, from companies that use it to make their products desirable, to politicians that want you to buy into their views. It can be positive or negative, such as explaining the health benefits of a particular food, or smearing the reputation of an opposing political candidate.

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Trapshooting

Trapshooting is a sport of movement, action and split-second timing. It requires accuracy and skill to repeatedly aim, fire and break the 4.25 inch orange discs which are propelled through the air at high speed. Each time a disc is launched it flies at a different angle and trajectory, with mere seconds for a shot to be taken before it is out of range or hits the ground.

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Some Frequently Asked Questions about Firearms

What is an FFL? FFL stands for Federal Firearms License. Established to implement the Federal Firearms Act of 1938, there are several types of FFLs, covering various aspects of firearm transaction. All firearm manufacturers and dealers who ship or receive guns require an FFL to conduct business.

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Learning to Shoot

Shooting is one of America’s favorite hobbies. It can take on many forms, including casual target practice, hunting, school trapshooting sports, advanced competitive shooting and firearm education. No matter the discipline, there is always that ‘first time’ that someone gets to handle and use a firearm. So what things should you bear in mind when you consider becoming a participant in the shooting arts?

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The Shotgun – a Multi-Purpose and Versatile Platform

When looking for various firearms, most have a fairly defined scope of operations. A long range, high powered rifle is specifically tasked with hitting targets at great distances. A semi-automatic pistol finds its purpose in close quarters encounters, such as law enforcement and personal protection. Rimfire rifles reign supreme in varmint control and target practice. Within each category, there are obviously some varied applications, but in general, you don’t hunt deer with a Glock nor do you plink rodents with a .338 Lapua tactical sniper rifle.

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What is the Best Firearm for Home Defense?

Being able to defend your family within your home in the worst case scenario such as armed robbery or home invasion is critical. The hope is to never find yourself or your loved ones in such a situation, but if you do, are you prepared?

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The Second Amendment

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed..." - Thomas Jefferson

These carefully crafted words define the natural rights of American citizenry to self-defense and resistance to oppression, internal or external, and the civic duty to act in the defense of the state should that become necessary.

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Guns – Why Pay Full Price?

Firearms are generally not inexpensive. They are an investment in personal security, any number of shooting sports, and your 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Depending on the firearm, they can range from several hundreds to several thousands of dollars. If well taken care of, they hold their value and last a lifetime or more, as evident from specimens that may have been around during World War I and still function flawlessly today.

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The Modern Shotgun

Aside from being one of the most prolific weapons of the modern age, the shotgun is also one of the most versatile guns you could ever own. You can hunt just about anything with a shotgun, use it for home defense, military or police operations, partake in various sporting applications such as skeet or trap shooting, or just have a ton of fun shooting at the range. Ammunition is readily available and relatively inexpensive compared to other specialty calibers.

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Which Firearm Should You Buy?

If you are looking to purchase a firearm, whether for the first time or to add to an already existing collection, stop by our pawn shop and you will be both impressed by our selection and thrilled with our prices.  

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