Common Questions

I took my firearm apart and it won't go back together....now what?
Don't feel bad.   There are a number of firearms that are complicated, have small parts, and require "three hands" or specialized tools to assemble.  Bag it up and bring it in.

How much to clean my rifle/pistol/shotgun?
Generally, the price will be $30.   Firearms with stuck parts, complicated mechanisms, or requiring special care may increase the price.

My rifle/pistol was shooting great, but all of a sudden, I can't seem to keep the rounds on the paper.   What should I do?
There are many, many possibilities, but here are some things to check:
First, ensure the firearm is unloaded
Check to make sure all screws are snug (especially sight and scope-mount screws.)
Make sure the chamber and bore are clean.  For best accuracy, the bore needs to be free of any carbon, lead, or copper deposits.
Examine the muzzle-crown---you're looking for any damage.  Even a small ding on the edge of the rifling can have a profound effect on accuracy.
Check your ammunition.  Almost all firearms will show a preference for a specific brand/load.  Reloads are always suspect, so try feeding your firearm quality, factory ammunition as a control.
The shooting-position or bench needs to be rock-solid.   Good, consistent accuracy is hard to achieve from a rickety chair or unsupported position.
Consider that maybe you're having an off day.  You're ability to shoot your best will drop if you're tired or worn down from muzzle-blast/recoil.

I have arthritis/injuries/small hands/etc....  Can you help me find a suitable pistol?
Yes.  We're aware of the challenges faced when choosing a pistol and the complications from arthritis/injuries/small hands/etc..and will help with finding one to fit you.

I'm new to shooting and would like to learn .   What are some options?
This a a very important question and you're smart in seeking instruction.   Getting good, quality instruction on safety is absolutely critical.   Even people that have been shooting for years can improve their skills and learn something new.
Here are some ways to learn:
1.  The best recommendation is to use the National Rifle Association training programs.    http://www.nrahq.org/education/index.asp
2.  Contact your local range and inquire if they offer a training program or can recommend someone.
3.  Check the "Hunter Safety" classes offered by your state's Department of Natural Resources.  (Even if you don't intend to hunt, you'll get instruction on the proper use of firearms.)