OSD 58: The newbies are here to see you
Things to show them after you're all done watching Tiger King.
|Mar 30|| 3|
Last Monday we talked about something that snuck up on us: the past couple weeks might represent the biggest sudden influx of new gun owners … ever. So everybody benefits if we recognize how momentous that is, and give those newbies a great onboarding experience. We weren’t the only ones to realize that — the community delivered.
Here’s a small sampling of the launches targeted specifically at first-time gun buyers:
John Lovell – 5 steps for new gun owners
Hickok45 – Welcome, new gun owners!
Mrgunsngear – Brand new handgun owners: the basics you need to know
Iraqveteran8888 – Gun safety for the new gun owner
Military Arms Channel – COVID-19 New handgun owners! This is for you!
Open Source Defense 😉– OSD Office Hours
There’ll be even more this week. Keep them coming, and please send us any good newbie resources that you find. We’ll compile them and use this for the foundation of an updated newbie section on our site.
Make it a great week, gang.
This week’s links
We enjoyed the sessions we had since announcing this last week. If you’re a new gun owner, thinking about becoming one, or know someone who is, come to our office hours. You get a 30-minute video call with an OSD team member to ask any and all questions you have, in a friendly, non-judgmental space. For free. We just want to help people become great gun owners. So come on by!
Click the link above to schedule a chat.
One of the highest-production-value gun channels on YouTube just came back after a three-year break. Check them out, you’ll like it. Our favorite is their comparison of 1–6x scopes. Those POV camera angles are slick.
And transactions are up 516%. People are buying ammo.
The NSSF has been doing great work tracking this, and they’re the best info source on what each state is doing with its gun shops amidst COVID closures. (The Firearms Policy Coalition has also been doing great work on suing the states that have eliminated residents’ ability to acquire firearms.)
For a quick reference, see this PDF table of states from the NSSF.
Fun video from two legends.
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