Welcome and you will get lots of advice on here and most will be good. Start with a NRA certified instructor. Learn the safety aspects first. Most start with a .22 and move up as experience grows if that is possible. There are lots of good guns and they all have different aspects to them. So I recommend patience and research. Find a place that rents guns and a very experienced friend can be helpful but remember you have to do the work and research to gain the knowledge you will need.Oh and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Look up Dry firing that will help more than you can Imagine. Welcome and Godspeed.