What You Should Know About Pistol Accessories
If you are new to gun ownership, you may wonder what accessories you need for your handgun. Much of this decision should be based on what you plan to do with it. For example, is it for protection or will you use it in competitions? Will you conceal carry? These are some firearm accessories you may consider.
Your first pistol accessories should be holsters. Actually, you will probably eventually have several holsters for different situations, including various holsters to wear under different types of clothing. Your holster should secure your handgun so that it doesn’t shift or fall out when you are active. It should also be comfortable to wear, so it shouldn’t cause your weapon to dig into your body. A proper holster is made for your weapon type and model and is made of high-end leather or Kydex. Choose the best holsters you can afford.
You don’t want to get caught in a dangerous situation when you are out of bullets. Therefore, you may invest in several magazines and expand your magazine capacity. These firearm accessories are especially important if you plan to participate in gun competitions, which can help you develop your weapon handling and shooting skills. Larger magazines give you a larger grip area, which may make it easier and safer for you to draw and fire your weapon.
Most guns are great right out of the box, but sight upgrades can improve your shooting accuracy and performance. Low-light or night sights are especially valuable. These sites are made of materials that fluoresce at night so you can see your target better. If your weapon is for personal protection, night sights may be a valuable upgrade.
Along the same line as sights, lasers help you aim and fire your weapon accurately. Often, your tactical light will have a laser incorporated into it. However, some are actually on and activated by your grip. A laser clearly identifies where your bullet will hit.
Although you should purchase your holsters immediately, especially if you plan to carry it, after you have spent time firing your weapon, you may consider investing in a few accessories.