I was (am) in the same boat,,,
I was looking for a shooting competition where I could try my hand and have fun without spending a fortune on gear and ammo.
I checked out the Steel Challenge
Rimfire class was perfect for an old beginner like myself.
Go to their website and read a bit
Caje: The coward dies a thousand times, the brave only once.
Kirby: That's about all it takes, ain't it?
Combat: "A Silent Cry"
Aarond is good,,, Aarond is wise,,, Always trust Aarond! (most of the time)