A quick bit of background, I haven't shot a gun in sometihng like 14 years, so recently I have decided that I want to get a gun and spend a little time at the range, but I am having a little trouble narrowing somethings down, so I just wanted some basic opinons for getting started. Hope I don't get flamed for being ignorant, but it seems all my friends that live near me have no interest in guns. 1) For fun (like out at the range.) and for simply not being something that would would outgrow quickly would you pick a handgun, rifle or shotgun? Keep in mind that I will starting essential from scratch with experiance and at this point I am NOT looking at something for home defense purposes. 2) Which ever one you picked (handgun, rifle or shotgun) do you have a recomendation? It obviously needs to be easy to handle, relatively cheap ammo and study, but beyond that I would like to get something that will not quickly lose its appeal or that I will outgrow. I would like to keep this around for years and years, if not the rest of my life. As for buget well I know the old you get what you pay for line, but I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible, while still meeting all my goals. Plus there is a chance at some point soon I might inherit a few older guns. 3) One last one, I guess if I buy a gun I should consider taking some sort of handling, saftey, caring for your gun course. Where would be the best place to look for one? I think someone once told me that the local police would know some gun saftey courses. (BTW I'm in Tallahassee, FL if anyone was wondering or knows the place.) Fell free to throw in any other advise you think I should have. Thanks.