I'm 25. I consider that young. My first gun was actually a rifle. Crossman $40 dollar pump BB/pellet rifle when I was 13 years old. I used to shoot at anything small and challenging I could find in my back yard. knock down lemons by shooting at them at the stem, shoot at flies, cigarette buds, marbles, the o in coca cola cans etc.. I currently have a springfield armory xd9 and a ruger 10/22. I just picked up the 9mm 2 days ago and have had the 10/22 for about 4 months. I'm waiting for my scope rings, bipod and soft case to arrive.