Get the Gun Right
A gun that fits the new shooter, is easy to shoot and doesn't hurt is essential. This Remington V3 fits the bill. It's a very soft-shooting gas gun. If you choose a 12 like this one, load it with factory or handloaded 7/8 ounce, 1200 fps target ammo. This gun weighs a little over 7 pounds, which is not too heavy for most to lift, but heavy enough to swing well. It has a skeet choke for a broad, forgiving pattern. Twenty-gauge gas guns work, too, as long they are not overly light.