Thanks Jamz. Yeah, it was really exciting. I was shaking after shooting for the first time, the shotgun made the air move around me, and dimmed the lights (I'll try and get a video next time).
I'm looking forward to owning my own gun, but that won't happen for at least a year. I was born in Scotland and moved here when I was 9. My paperwork is still going through for citizenship (my parents did it before me, so they already are citizens). Besides that, I have to wait until I move outta my parents house (my mum will never allow a gun under her roof, gotta respect her wishes).
I'm thinking about a Glock 30, or at least one of their .40 Handguns. Going to the firing range tomorrow with my gf and her dad with his little .22, but I may rent something bigger while we're there.
Looking forward to reading around on here and learning more!
Its not a bad idea to get comfortable shooting something small like a .22.
If you shoot something large and start developing a flinch, it can take awhile to overcome this habit.
BTW welcome to Gunatics!
I went out today with my girlfriends brother and dad, we shot a Walther P22 and a Glock 19 (9 mm). Those were fun, the .22-as you said- helped me get used to firing a gun a little better, and then I felt a lot more comfortable with the Glock. The 9mm had a punch to it, but just the right amount. from a good 10 yards (I'm not really sure on that distance, it was about halfway down the pistol range). I was managing to group them all together in a 4 Square Inch box, so I was pretty pleased with that.
They seemed pretty impressed for it being my 2nd time firing guns, so I guess I was doing okay