I've been interested in guns since I first saw Terminator when I was maybe 4 or 5. As I grew up, I collected BB guns, got involved in paintball guns and video games like Counter Strike, Day of Defeat (did some competitions) and Call of Duty 4.
As for the real thing, I've only shot a couple handguns once or twice through my teens. Then I went and shot clay pigeon a month ago and was called a "natural" by the range workers.
I felt confident and happy about it so I bought a Remington 870. I'm looking forward to getting more as I get older, and hopefully better. I've been thinking about maybe getting into competition after practicing A LOT, with better guns as well. For now, the 870 is good for a beginner...