Recently decided to begin shooting after not owning a weapon since the early '80s. No plastic guns back then. Own a Ruger SR22 and Glock 19. I actually haven't embarrassed myself at the range. Cleveland and Marblehead, Ohio areas.
Welcome aboard. I did the same thing; laid off for over 25 years and then came back about a year ago. Took a couple of courses, fired about 7500 rounds and I've been improving steadily. I can't explain why I drifted out of the sport, but I sure have enjoyed coming back.