I am crazy in love with my handgun and I am beyond anxious to purchase my next one later this month, but, after my trip to the range a few weeks ago and getting to shoot some rifles, I now have a new love.
The thing about me, is that I don’t have to know you well or even understand you to be in love with you. I knew my husband for about a minute and married him, but eventually, I kind of like to move past the shiny fun parts and get to the heart of the matter.
I have been blog hopping and reading and trying to learn about all things long gun. So far it has been fun, but not much learning has taken place.
You people know to much. I mean that in the best possible, you knock my socks off, but I can’t keep up, kind of way.
It all starts to blend together after a while. I think it will get much better for me after my trip to North Carolina for the Appleseed event, where I get to shoot more rifles or shotguns, not sure, but until then I could use some clarification.
I need a basic explanation of the difference between a rifle and a shotgun and what the heck they are used for.
Here is what I know or what I think I know…
A riffle uses a regular bullet and can reach a target farther away than a hand gun??
A shotgun uses that casing thing with a lot of tiny “balls”?? Mostly used for hunting??
I know a lot of people talk about a shotgun for home defense, but others talk about an AR or AK which are riffles?? Which one has the pump action?? Shotgun??
A gentleman from my husband’s office sent him home with this pretty little number
Amber Dot Sight, what would it be called, an attachment?
My husband explained what it does and I spent time scooping out all the knick knacks in my house in case any of them ever revolt, but do I need that?
I realize this is probably a long and exhaustive discussion with many opinions, but I would be most grateful for the basic run down.