Gabby Franco comes with a lot of street cred, including having been an Olympic competitor in the shooting sports, a current firearms trainer, a spokesperson for the 2nd Amendment and a competition shooter. She also is an ambassador for one of our partners, Walther Arms. Gabby penned a book, Troubleshooting: Mastering your Pistol Marksmanship, a few years ago, and we noticed a chapter that will be beneficial to you if you’re either expecting to purchase a new firearm. Gabby’s chapter 4 is titled “Choose the Right Firearm.”
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Why do you want a new firearm? Gabby lists several things to ask yourself before a firearm purchase, especially for concealed carry:
Gabby is a firm believer in practicing your skills. In this section of the book, she lists several resources for both competition and practical shooting matches.
Gabby states that you must find a caliber that you can control.
Although Gabby assures her readers that they can shoot any gun if they follow her instruction on fundamentals, she advises finding a gun with a grip that will fit your hand. You’ve heard that old adage that a gun is like a pair of shoes. You have to try it before you buy it, and shoot it, too (or in the case of shoes, walk in them first).
“Having the right firearm for you will increase your shooting results and your accuracy,” writes Gabby. We highly recommend this book for many reasons and it would make a great gift for a new shooter, and even for someone who wants a resource book in order to refresh or to help educate others.
Visit Gabby Franco online to find out more about her book, appearances and helpful resources.
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