Situation - someone new to owning a firearm asked me 'what to get'?
Thought I'd ask here if you think I'm on the right track...
My recommendations are as follows:
1. Apply for the CPL/Washington.
2. Get a lockbox/safe/secure storage for a handgun.
3. Join the NRA for one year; get the 'First Freedom' magazine.
4.When issued the CPL ( I explained the 'shall issue' part ), join the Washington Arms Collectors organization.
5.Buy the firearm of choice either at a retail store, or private sale ( recommended ).
6.Buy all the accessories needed, such as hearing protection, ammunition, holster(s), magazines/loaders, etc.
7.Practice much and often.