Last spring I took my brother in law shooting. And he fell in love with the sport. So he bought a 22 pistol to see if he would really enjoy shooting more and he did. A few months later he got a ruger 10/22. And now just purchased a Smith and Wesson m&p9c. And soon he said he will be looking for a 12 ga shotgun. This is within the last 6 months. I think Ive created a monster folks. Have fun and stay safe.