I went to a range for the first time today. It was an amazing experiance. I shot a bareta and it felt great. It was so calming, all my worries from school and life and what not just went away and all i was thinking of was the gun. My really close friend just started getting into target shooting, he just got his permit. I'm going to start the paper work this week and sign up for the class. If anyone has any good suggestions for what kinf of firearm I should get, or look at rather, I really want a 9mm. I used his .38 cal and it wasn't as comfortable for me. And I'm not doing this just so I can have a gun and do stupid shit, I've always been fasinated by them and their history. I'm going to buy all the saftey equipment when I get one (tigger lock, safe, amo safe, ect).