I think it is a great question. The first time in a new environment is almost always intimidating, even if you are familiar with what's going on. To the uninitiated a gun store is a lot like a gym-everyone there appears to know exactly what they are doing (not usually the case). Doing your research ahead of time is will make the process safer and more fun.
As usual, the information given here will help to make your experience a good one. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a complete novice this site is a great place to learn and talk about guns. Good luck and enjoy!
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