What you need to get started…
STOP ! ! ! ! Do not go running out and buy guns or equipment without first getting advice from at least several different people who already shoot the game. In other words, go visit a club and ask around about what are the best guns to begin with, do they know of any good deals, and where could you get the best value if purchasing new?
You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to start shooting this game but if you want something stylish as well as state of the art in shooting, then you can find shotguns that will cost as much as a luxury car.
To begin with, start small with a gun that can easily be traded later and see just how much you really like the sport. Then as you get better and find that you’re spending more and more time at the range, you’ll find all kinds of reasons to upgrade to better and more expensive shotguns, special shooting glasses, hand-stitched leather shooting bags, and all sorts of things that can help you spend as much disposable income as you have.
But, until then… enjoy the sport as much as the rest of us do and it won’t matter if your equipment is signed by someone famous or just something your grandpa handed down. The sign of a good shooter isn’t in the cost of the equipment but in the dedication they put into their practice.