I'm in the same position, later in life but thinking I want to get into it. In Canada though, it's harder to get your license and everything. The positive, is you can go to any gun range that has a certified instructor and shoot without any license or owning the gun and use the guns and ammo provided by the club.
I am going to do this in spring a few times to see if it's something I want to invest my time in applying for my gun license and going through all the hoopla involved in that and buying a gun, etc.
Instead I can spend $80 and go fire a variety of handguns, shotguns and rifles and see what I like and if I'm interested in or not.
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