Been prepping for about a year now, still consider myself a newbie. I think its harder coming into changed perspectives, attitudes, and awareness later in life. Better late than never. I didn't grow up with weapons, even though I was a Navy Brat, but had my first chance to shoot a 30-06 a few months ago. I thought I would have a problem with the kick, I'm pretty small, but I didn't. Hit the target center bullseye from 200 yards - loved it! Now if I could just get my husband and sons on board, instead of thinking I've lost my mind, that'd be great!