Originally Posted by m16
Next time you're on base head over to range 107.
They have guns you can rent so you can try different types before buying one.
I'm starting out with a pump gun which isn't ideal, but works fine for shooting singles.
The instructors will also give you some pointers if it's your first time and believe me it helps.
Not criticizing, but I would like to point out tho maybe not ideal, with practice, one can shoot multiples with a pump. We shot trap using the dept. Ithaca Model 37 Deerslay, shooting 00 buck and we would start with singles, but the instructor would eventually get up to triples.
Sometimes it would be 3 in front of us, but at a distance apart that would require separate shots and sometimes one to the left, to the center and to the right at the same time. We would have 10 clays total thrown and I consistently hit 9 of 10 for years. I always managed to miss one.
I know of other deputies that did the same or better.
Obviously, a semi-auto shooting bird shot, would probably be a lot easier.