Whether you grew up around guns or have never picked up one before, being a Gun Owner for the First time is an exciting milestone in your life. But as a gun owner for first time, there are a lot of things you need to learn to make it your most exciting time and sustain it for years to come.

To support you, Tactical Arms has compiled some tips Gun owners (for the first time).

Home Work before going to a GunShop

Going to a gun shop can be like a kid in a toy shop between all different types of Firearms and accessories that are on display there. So before going to a gun shop one should have an Idea on what type of firearm are suits you.

Usually the type of gun you choose depends on your plans to use it for. As:

  • Family/Home protection
  • Hunting
  • Target shooting at indoor or Outdoor Shooting ranges.
  • Skeet shooing
  • Starting a gun collection as an investment or for show purposes


Once you know what your plans to use your gun for will give a point to start with while being at the gun shop. This will help the staff there to assist you in the right direction among the categories recommended for certain uses.

 Hand Gun/Pistol

A Gun designed for use by one hand, especially a Pistol or Revolver.


A Gun, having a long spirally grooved barrel which have Greater Accuracy over a Long Distance.

Shot Guns

A smooth bore Gun for firing small Shot at short range

Before you buy


Once you have a clear idea of what sort of gun you want to purchase as per your plans and needs you are ready to head for a Gun shop.

However, you may still have a few questions.

\No problem, most of the good gun shops have employees who should be happy to answer any questions you might still have as a first timer. If they do not want to be bothered with questions, take your business elsewhere, because there are plenty of shops that would love to entertain your business.

Feel free to ask any questions about various guns you might be interested in. Don’t forget to ask the pros and cons are of each and what permits, or specialty permits, you may need to apply for.

Remember, you do not have to buy your gun at the first shop you go to. You can shop around to see if you can find a reasonable price.


You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it first, right? The same is with buying for first gun. You should at least go through a few steps to conclude whether the gun you are considering is right for you.


  • See how the gun feels in your hand.
  • Compare the way the gun feels to other guns.
  • Is the gun too light or heavy in your hand?
  • Grasp the gun firmly around its grip.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard.
  • See if you can easily maneuver the gun’s safety on and off.

You want to form sure that the gun isn’t too heavy or too big for your hand because you’ll have problems controlling it. You also want to be ready to quickly turn the security off and on in order that you are doing not waste time once you got to take an attempt fast.

Also consider what sort of trigger action the firearm has because this may determine how the gun will load, lock, fire, extract, and eject once you pull its trigger. Common trigger actions include:

  • Single action
  • Double action Only
  • Double action/single action
  • Repeating actions
  • Bolt action
  • Lever action
  • Pump action
  • Semi-automatic
  • Automatic


Now that we have reviewed the essentials of what you should undertake before purchasing your first firearm, let’s discuss what you will need to actually purchase it. In every city or town you require a license. To get futher details having a license in Karachi- Sindh you may check it on FAQs at .