I joined a couple of weeks ago, bought my first gun a couple of weeks before that.
I joined the NRA last week and yesterday a.m., in sub-freezing weather, went to a firing range for the first time to learn how to shoot. I kept hitting at 7 o’clock although I did get some in the center. My instructor loaned me a semi-automatic. The most difficult thing was loading the magazines - one especially was REALLY tight. I guess you get the hang of it eventually and it might help not to have frozen fingers.