Thanks for the replies! It's great to see that there are other vegan shooters here - even cooler that some of you are women!
I've mostly shot pistols, also a bit of rifles and once with a shotgun. Handguns can be both easier and more challenging, it really just depends on what kind of guns you use and for what application. Give it a go and let us know how you like it!
I've watched some competitions on television too and also seen some really awesome shooters during training classes. It really seems to come down to learning what works and then practicing.
That doesn't sound disturbing to me. I enjoy shooting real guns and while I have no experience with simulations, it sounds like a lot of fun. There are
also a lot of shooters who use simulations of various types to improve their skills.
What do you mean by "First Person Shooting games"?
That's awesome that your dad got you into shooting and taught you gun safety. I wish I'd had that but my parents were hippy-types and while not really "anti-gun", they never had any around so I didn't get into shooting until I was in my late teens. My kids have learned basic safety but so far I haven't been able to interest them in actually shooting...
It'd be cool to get some folks together from here and go to the range someday. Shooting is a lot of fun and even more so when you have some cool folks to shoot with. My wife would be a lot more into going out if she knew she wouldn't be the only woman there!
Which range/s do you use? We have several options here in the Portland area but I generally prefer just to go out to the national forest.
I've shot with a couple of different .45s but a Glock 19 9mm is my everyday pistol. Which .45 do you use or prefer?
The only live target I'd shoot is one that was attacking me or my loved ones. Hopefully that will never happen but you never know...
Dang redneck Texan gunnuts...
Just kidding! Shooting can be pricey, esp. shooting a .45, but you can also get some serious discounts buying ammunition in bulk and/or getting in some of your range time using less expensive ammo - particularly .22's.