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They're having you shoot without passing firearms 101? You need an NRA or something. Cartridges come in two primary types. Rimfire rounds, like .22 Long Rifle, have a flat base and the firing pin strikes the edge of the rim (hence the name). Centrefire rounds have a small round charge in the centre of the the cartridge's base (hence the name). Rimfire is cheap but unsuitable for large calibres. Thus, centrefire cartridges, e.g. .40 S&W, are about 11¢ a shot, while rimfire is sold in boxes of 500 for $10.
Centipede just answered your question there. If you got excited with the .22, you will be giggling like a little girl when you shoot your first centerfire. Rimfire catridges have the same recoil as a paintball gun IMO. It's wierd to go from shooting a Benelli M2 Tactical or AK, to a Remington 597 in the same shooting period :D
When I was in Oahu I thought I might stop at an indoor "tourist" range near my hotel until I saw the prices. They were catering to wealthy Japanese businessman who could only shoot outside their own country. It was very upscale, kind of like a country club.
I recall suggesting to one local indoor range (northern California, up in Rohnert Park) that they ought to run a shuttle to San Francisco and tap into that kind of business.
Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?
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yes, not without a liscence, and I don't think you're allowed to keep it with you. A friend of mine said that you buy a gun and it's locked up on the range. If it needs to be moved you need to tell the police.