Not every hand gun is vintage and there are different reasons each person may decide to own a handgun. Some are collectors, some need one in order to hunt game and others may just need the feeling of safety or for sport.
Home Defense and self-defense outside the home.For many users, a handgun is used for defending themselves at home in case of unwanted guests--human or animal. The home is one of the most important necessities in one's life. It is the shelter that protects your family and valuables. Having your home being invaded may cause harm to your family and yourself. In some situations self-defense may be needed outside the home, anything can happen. A handgun easily allows greater maneuverability compared to larger guns. It's small enough to hide away and grab quickly when needed.
Hunting with handguns allows you to have the ability to take down many varieties of game without the weight of a larger weapon. The critical factor in big game hunting when using a handgun is having the education in selecting the proper caliber for the species you intended to hunt. If it is not enough to be able to hit your target at the range your prey become your predator!
There are two types of handguns which should be considered before one buys:
Owning a Gun
The first step in proceed owning a hand gun is to know the laws of firearms and your rights while owning one. The worst thing one can do is make a mistake and be charged for a felony.
We are located in Michigan, here are some state links.
-Firearms Laws of Michigan
A publication prepared by the Legislative Service Bureau pursuant to Act 381 of 2000, which requires the Bureau to "compile the firearms laws of this state, including laws that apply to carrying a concealed pistol..." MCL 28.425a(9). The firearms laws compiled herein are reprinted from the text of the Michigan Compiled Laws,supplemented through Act 92 of the 2006 Regular Session of the Michigan Legislature.
-Federal Firearms Laws
A summary of federal firearms laws.
-Purchasing and Registering a Pistol in Michigan
In Michigan, a person "shall not purchase, carry, or transport a pistol in this state without first having obtained a license for the pistol," as prescribed in MCL 28.422. These licenses shall be obtained by the local police agency. If the city, township, or village does not have an organized police agency, the license shall be obtained by the county sheriff department.
-Carrying Under the Influence
An individual licensed to carry a concealed pistol shall not possess a concealed pistol on their person or motor vehicle while they have any bodily alcohol content (.02 bodily alcohol content [BAC] or above) or a controlled substance.*
The laws were provided by: State of Michigan Copyright © 2001-2012