I bought my first gun, a 9 mm S&W Shield months ago. I finally got around to firing it today. I am a city boy, wasn't raised around guns and I am not yet comfortable around them. Why did I buy it then? Couple reasons: I live 1.5 miles from a gun club. Target shooting sounds like fun. I have a lot of free time on my hands. I hunt with a crossbow and I like the outdoors. Maybe, I will get a long gun next. Finally, I don't want to be without one if laws are changed. I live in the safest, friendliest town in America. Personal defense is not a consideration. I have no interest in getting a CCW permit. Like everything in life, target shooting from 10' is a helluva lot harder than it looks. I took 8 shots, all were below the horizontal axis. 4 were in the black, 1 green, 3 white. If you guys have any tips, I'd sure appreciate hearing them. I am shooting again on Tuesday and I'd like to get 2/3rds in the black from 10 feet. Obviously, I am not ready to lengthen the target distance. I want to play with my technique over the weekend.