I've hardly handled a shotgun other than "qualifying" in the military and a single grouse a couple years ago , I use a.22 for tree rats, pop cans and the.303 in the deer stand. We had a "meet and greet bbq" with my daughters fiance's family Saturday. Girls went for pedacures, guys wento a sporting clays range. If you get a chance to try it do it, I was afraid we were going to a skeet club where you stand on a block in front of God, the world and 15 club regulars itching to "play through". we had a group of 4 you head down a trail with your group to each station, chambers open, move up into the station, load two, we usually tossed the first couple of birds to see where they flew.(they are remarkably consistent pair to pair.)Then shoulder the gun "call pull" someone in your group pushes the button(hold it down until the second bird comes out): the birds come out as a following pair automatically; and you get 2-3 sets of the same pairs. Score is shots fired; not the birds that hit the bushes so if one comes out outt'a shape or gets away from you you can let it go and call for another.(we did anyway) A full course is 50 shells.I understand good folks shoot 49/50 or better.First time out with a borrowed 20ga 870 I only hit:19 but the other guys hit 25( A 12&16ga.), my daughters fiance' hit 26 with a .410 pump! amazing. Anyway; it couldn't be more beginner friendly: $15.00 a round.( we supplied our own ammunition.) Highly recommended didn't realize shotgunning could be so much fun.