Re: New to Firearm Ownership, Need Advice
Welcome to the forum, Midnight Raver;
You've found a great place with lots of friendly people with lots of expertise. You should get some great advice from them. I can suggest you also browse the various sections of this forum because you might get some further ideas of what's good.
You could go to a gun shop or fair and try handling a few different kinds of guns to see what feels comfortable, and also go to a range or store with a range that rents guns and try a few out.
You've started well by coming here. People here are always ready and willing to help.