Took the NRA basic pistol class today with my sister. We had a great time. 1/2 of the class was at the shooting range, but we couldn't stay the whole time because I had to take my sister to the airport to fly back to CA. However, the instructor offered to meet us at the range any time so we could make up the time we missed in the class.
We shot .22s, but I am now officially hooked. It was a lot of fun! I definitely like semi-autos more than revolvers. I found the revolvers a pain in the neck and generally did not care for them very much.
So now at least I've narrowed my choices down somewhat. Hubby thinks that I should get a .40 caliber. He's concerned about a 9mm penetrating through things like walls and going into the neighbor's property if we were in a situation where we had to shoot at an intruder.
I think that our 1st handgun will be for home defense and once I've gotten better at target practice, I'll purchase a 2nd gun which I'll use for concealed carry.
Anyway, I just wanted to share that I've definitely found a new hobby that I think I'm going to enjoy for a really long time.
My sister expressed an interest in going on a hunting trip. I don't know a thing about hunting and neither of us have ever picked up a rifle. One thing at a time!