A: First, stop giving advice. You're 18. More important, here's some general wisdom that applies to firearms and everything else. If you're as lucky as I have been, you'll meet people who will help you out of pure kindness. I met many of these folks, and I never thanked them adequately because I assumed there would be time to later. There never was, and I will go to my own grave regretting what I did not do.