I'm new. My husband convinced me to start shooting in July. He is a lot more experienced because he grew up with firearms and he is in the military. I was much more nervous about the whole thing, but after my first time at the range it is now my favorite thing to do. He got a 1911 for Christmas and we are preparing to buy me a C&C one shortly. We currently live in Virginia. All of our kids go to the range with us as well they really enjoy shooting our .22 Rifle.