Originally Posted by bushwhacker2k
I'm 5'9, I weigh 240 pounds.
Thanks for the advice, everyone! Gun safety certainly does sound important.
Thanks for the reply.
The reasoning, for all my original questions.
Was for your safety, and the safety of others.
Who might read this thread or forum.
I saw your previous threads.
Referring to playing vidio games.
And I surmised you had never been around, real firearms.
Forget EVERYTHING you learned, from playing games.
With that said.
Your a big enough fella, to handle a REAL firearm.
But REAL firearms are not toys.
They have recoil, loud noise, back blast & require brain power.
They are designed for one purpose.
Punching holes in targets, or flesh.
Which means something always ends, full of holes or dead!
As a newbie to real firearms.
Read all you can, about proper shooting & safety.
Join a gun club, or range.
Talk and ask questions, to the "older" shooters.
Most shooters, will be glad to help, a younger shooter.
See if you can rent a gun, for range shooting.
With a experienced shooter, or range master present.
As many other folks, have already stated.
A .22 rifle, is a good gun to start, with.
I do disagree, on one thing.
I think a novice, should start with a single shot rifle.
As it teaches, more technique, & precision shooting.
Then just dumping, a bunch of rounds downrange.
I hope this is helpful.
And welcome to the addictive world, of gun ownership!