Originally Posted by BlueT
What else needs to go on it?
Thanks in advance.
BTW I am complete noob when it comes to guns never believed I would need one
I guess times are changing.
TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN!!!!! Especially since you're a newb. Take a class if you have to. Personally I have a lot of time with handguns and rifles but none with shotguns and would feel out of my element shooting one. If you want it for personal protection you need to practice safety, target identification (would suck to shoot a friend/family member because you were scared), target acquisition, aim, trigger pull, reloading, ensuring weapon is safe/unloaded (many people get shot with an unloaded weapon!!!!), etc. Another one that people forget is "house clearing" techniques - would suck if you have your flashlight constantly on and walking around not knowing the correct way to go around corners, etc.
Need to brush up on your local laws. When are you legally allowed to defend your home? Do you need to warn them or can you just blast away when you see them? Can you shoot through an outside door or do they have to be in the home? I would also suggest checking local court cases. Are juries more inclined to prosecute if your weapon looks "dangerous" (i.e. assault rifle versus a hunting rifle)? If so it might behoove (sp?) you to keep your weapon as it looks now versus adding lights, lasers, night vision, IR, extended magazines, super light triggers, etc.
Theres a ton of things you need to do before you start looking at what kind of tacticool furniture you want to add to your weapon. The most expensive, high-speed, low-drag weapon aint worth shit if you don't practice with it, maintain it, keep it accessible yet secure (I use a gun vault), and don't know how to use it. You just took on a TON of responsibility - especially since it's for home defense. Can you really look at another human being and pull the trigger (Tacoma [WA.] mall shooter. Person w/ CCP and carrying couldn't shoot the bad guy and ended up being one of the worst injured through the whole incident).
Otherwise, good luck and congrats on the new purchase.