I've been wondering about the gun owning community for some time. So I decided to jump in headfirst to see what it was all about, and so far I'm pretty happy & impressed. I picked up a H&K P30 (only regular size gun that felt right and had controls I could access with my left hand), learned how to operate it without owning a single round of live ammunition, then took the NRA FIRST class and fired my first rounds through it. Joined the NRA & Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, which I'm extremely happy with. Still learning to get over the jumpiness of hearing someone next to me fire a gun, keeping my calm and hitting the target 80% of the time, etc. I'm not interested in hunting or home defense, but I want to learn to shoot very well and maybe get into competitive target shooting. Here to offer advice on my experiences and get good advice on shooting/gear/etc. Thanks!