It's all about awareness and focus and maturity and common sense. If you AND your friend have all those qualities and you take things slowly, step by step, it'll probably work out fine and be a nice outing...
ALWAYS keep your muzzle straight downrange!
What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? ... "We're having a BeeBee!"...
IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!... IF THE GUN FITS, SHOOT IT!
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."