I am coming up on my 21st birthday and have been contemplating getting a gun for a few years now. I never really acted on it until now. I want to start shooting at a local range and hopefully take some classes to learn the proper way to use a gun and see what feels right in my hand. Once funds are available I will most likely be getting my own gun for range fun/self defense (hopefully never need it for this) and after a few months of practice.
I have looked around a read the stickys but still have some basic questions...
I am not quite sure what kind of gun I should be looking at. I have been looking around and heard lots of good things about glock and the glock 19 caught my eye. I have read in a few places that a 9mm is a good gun to start out with. Is this true?
Lastly, I live in MS and am not sure of what is required to buy a gun. I have looked online for the state laws and it states that I do not need a license/permit to buy a handgun. Is that correct? It seems weird to me that I can just walk in to a store and buy a gun without a license. If I dont need one to buy the gun do I need to obtain one after the purchase?
Thanks in advance for any help you give.