Admittedly, your firearms manual is probably not the most exciting read in your home, but it offers a valuable and important look into the specifics and the specifications of your gun. And that’s worth the read! I know there are about a ton of YouTube videos, forums, and other online sources for soliciting “expert” advice from random “strangers”. But if you have finally exhausted the “expertise of these secondary resources”, perhaps going back to the firearms manual is the perfect next step! After all, when it comes to finding the “right” answer about your gun, there shouldn’t be any other substitute.
Still not convinced? Keep in mind that your firearm safety and instruction manual was created for your gun, so you can get the most out of your new gun, so you can know what to do if something goes wrong, and so you can keep your firearm well maintained. As well, those guides contain essential details about safe firearms operation (for the first time and for every time thereafter), detailed disassembly and reassembly, cleaning information, proper and preferred products to use, and warranty information.
So go ahead. Admit it. I won’t tell—you’ve never read your owner manual, have you? Just don’t be a statistic! Pick up that manual, and give it a chance; it contains some details about how you can make the most of your gun-ownership experience. And if it makes you feel any better, reading the guide is not the same thing as asking for directions.