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Other Resources

Here are some other articles explaining the first steps to owning a firearm.

NRA Gun Safety Rules

Trying On a Handgun


Getting Started

There are many things to consider before actually purchasing a firearm. No one firearm will fit everyone's needs, so it is important to establish criteria that are important to you. First, you need to define why you want to get a gun, and what you plan to do with it. Herd Tactical can help you decide the perfect firearm for your needs and budget.

Why Buy a Firearm?

There are some obvious reasons for wanting to purchase a handgun, including:

  • Personal protection
  • Hunting
  • Target shooting, either as a hobby or competitively
  • Law enforcement
  • Pest animal control

Laws and Regulations

There are both federal and state regulations regarding ownership of firearms. Before purchasing a gun, you will need to familiarize yourself with the laws. Below are some links to get you started.

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

West Virginia Gun Laws (Adobe Reader required.)

Ohio Gun Laws

Kentucky Gun Laws

National Rifle Association (NRA)


Herd Tactical strongly recommends that new gun owners complete a safety training course. We have a list of instructors that we regularly work with for basic training.