I've been perusing this forum on an iPhone and I must say it's very entertaining.
I finally got around to buying my first firearm.
I ended up with a Glock 19.
I haven't shot since I was a teenager and that was only with a .22.
I went out to my local range and took a private lesson.
I knew most of what he was telling me in theory but found it invaluable to have someone standing there and watching me so they could point out my mistakes.