For some time, I've wanted to go to a shooting range to see if it was time to own a handgun. The last gun I shot, before this year, was a .22 rifle when I was 12 years old and a Boy Scout. In April, my brother-in-law, who is well-versed in handguns, was kind enough to take me to a range and to show me the ropes.
Below are two photos from targets for my first time, first 10 shots, shooting a Glock 19, at 15 yards. First time. Standard sights. No classes, no instruction, nothing. Nada.
10/10 in the red.
I followed that up by placing 2 out of 2 (double tap) within an inch. I shot about 100 bullets that first day....with very similar accuracy. I'm not an expert, but I thought that I did pretty good.
I'd like to see what I can do with red dot sights or laser sights. Seems like this might be a second expensive hobby (the first expensive hobby being landscape photography).