I started out shooting a steel challenge match and loved it. No movement involved so less the think about my first time out. Find a local, small match and you'll be surprised at how helpful folks can be to get you started and coming back. We have many first timers when I shot and folks were SUPER accommodating to newbies going slow and offering help. We had folks loading mags for those who only had the 2 that came with the gun. We had revolver shooter me trying to shoot stages with 10 targets and nobody gave a flip that hue stopped half way and reloaded. It was surprisingly easy to get started.