Fyi - I passed the NRA test for basic pistol safety and I got to shoot a gun. It didn't kick quite as hard as I thought it would. I shot two pistols (not my own). I am in the application process now to get a pistol permit. It takes a lot of time (especially here in CT). First you have to get a 60 Day Temporary State Pistol permit. I have to be fingerprinted and pay a fee for a criminal history background check. I have already taken the course, so I have that completed. Then I have to pay our local police dept. Then I have to show proof of eligibility (a passport). Once I get the temporary permit, I have to do a state permit. That costs more money!! But it will be worth it.
Here are my two targets the first time I shot. I did okay.
Hubby is taking me to our local Rod and Gun club to practice. I will let you know how that goes.