I am not totally new to guns but am to pistols and revolvers. Shot 22s in Boy Scouts as well as with my Dad on occasion. My in-laws are gun people so I got to shoot a 22 revolver as well as some shotguns with them but not often. I took a hunter safety course to get my CPP which covered basic gun safety but mostly on rifles and shotguns, along with crossbows, black powder etc.
Got a new Glock 22 and I am off to a basic pistol course Thursday that includes some range time. So I am on my way. I have the permit but do not carry because my job would not allow it, and they do search cars in and out, so I can only carry at home and at leisure. The permit was mostly for politics, and the ability to buy more than one gun a month.