Besides the personal and family protection aspects, guns are FUN too. I feel not enough people say that.
But getting into them, especially if you didn’t grow up with firearms, can feel overwhelming.
What handgun and self-defense ammo do I get? How do I fix a double-feed? How do I survive the shooting range?
Sure, you can spend hours on YouTube, read through forums that stigmatize newbies, or take expensive in-person courses during the weekend.
I’m going to help you cut through the confusion—to not only make sure you stay safe and have full confidence in your gun…but also make sure you STILL HAVE FUN.
In Gun Noob to Gun Slinger, I’ll walk you step-by-step from how guns work…to choosing the perfect one, and how to shoot more accurately.
Hi, I’m Eric, and I’m Editor-In-Chief of Pew Pew Tactical, an online firearms resource that helps over 5 million people each month.
I’m not an elite tactical operator, but I really love sharing my love of guns. And I’ve taught enough people in person that I know how to help you understand the most important parts.
I also bring along some content creation background from when I co-founded an online math and science tutorial website.
I was always fascinated by guns but just didn’t grow up around them. Thankfully, there was the internet…and starting from age 25, I poured way too many hours and dollars into learning on my own.
I became my group’s resident “gun guy” and got asked the same questions over and over about how to get into firearms.
So I started Pew Pew Tactical.
I built it to be what I wished I had when I first got into guns. Tons of information written from the viewpoint of a gun-loving buddy. No politics and no attitude.
It grew super fast and I got a lot of good feedback…many from beginner shooters.
So I decided to take the plunge and go into it full-time. I somehow managed to get my wife to quit her job a few months later too.
There’s tons of gun & gear reviews on the site, and even a Guns for Beginners blog series…but I kept getting requests for a no-nonsense video course built to save you time.
And that’s what we have here. The culmination of years of learning, tactical courses, and competitive shooting.
The hardest part was condensing it down to ONLY what you need to start your firearms journey.If you’re ready…take a look at the curriculum below.
There’s even a couple of free PREVIEW lessons. – Eric
This course was built with the beginner handgun shooter in mind. If you're brand new...or have shot a few times but without formal training...this is the course for you.
Don't take our word for it, here's what others have to say
Thanks very much for this video series. I'm a new gun owner, and I did take a one-on-one lesson at a local range, but this is so much more comprehensive, and I can return again and again to revisit videos of interest. It also helped with selection of things I need, and the best way to learn to shoot. I would highly recommend this for anyone, not just new gun owners.
I loved this course. It is making me feel more confident for my in person training course in a few weeks. I’ll be more able to focus on the learning instruction because I have a basic understanding. Here is to starting a practice routine next!
It's been a long time (1989) since I have been around weapons and felt it was important to take a refresher course. This course was perfect AND added to the training I received in the military. While making my way through the course I took a local CCW class, joined the local Well Armed Woman chapter and I feel confident to get back to the range. Thank you!
I have shot guns a few times as part of outing at ranges and never felt totally comfortable. This was great introduction and very comprehensive. Thanks very much - I look forward to continuing my gun education.
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