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?
Today’s rifles address a variety of applications, from hunting to law enforcement to recreational shooting. Depending on the platform and the caliber, these weapons can be effective and close, intermediate or long distances.
Imagine owning an original MP 40 (Maschinenpistole 40) - a submachine gun developed in Germany and used extensively by the Axis powers during the Second World War. Well, not many people can, unless you have $10,000 or more to spend on one, not to mention that even finding one can be next to impossible! Or perhaps a US M1 Garand, which was the standard service rifle of the American Infantry during the same world conflict. Although not as rare as the venerable MP40, finding one in pristine condition will also set you back a bit financially. To round out a trio of iconic firearms, the Russian Mosin-Nagant was a bolt-action rifle developed from 1882 to 1891 that saw service by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. Fortunately for collectors, hobby shooters and history buffs, the Mosin-Nagant can still be acquired in the surplus markets with relative ease and without a second mortgage.
Are you looking for a new hunting rifle, or do you want to add another pistol to your collection? Drive past the local gun shop and skip the big-city gun show. Find the best prices on firearms at your local pawn shop. But, while you can find a one-of-a-kind deal at a pawn shop, it is just as easy to take home a gun with a problem. Save yourself the money and frustration by keeping these used gun buying tips in mind.
People’s preferences in firearms vary as greatly as the type of firearms that exist. Some collect old and vintage guns, while others prefer modern sporting or hunting weapons. Either way Americans have loved firearms since the very foundation of our country, and that is not about to change any time soon.
Metro Pawn is your Minneapolis gun dealer pawn shop for new and used rifles. We have heirloom rifles, quality precision rifles, and value rifles in our Minneapolis pawn shop. Our inventory changes often and stopping into our location is your best bet to see the current gun inventory.