I was brought up in a non-gun household in New Jersey. My father was pretty much a no gun kind of guy. (Despite the fact that his grandfather was a Paris Expo award winning shooter). So we didn't have guns.
Years later, I decided that I wanted to shoot, and asked my gunner Brother In Law, Mike Bravo, to help me learn and decide what gun to shoot. When I asked him "What gun should I get?" His answer was perplexing to me, he told me to decide on ammo, and then find a gun I liked that shot that ammo. It seemed backwards to me then, but now I understand what he meant. Let me help you out by telling my story, and hopefully saving you a ton of cash and grief.