Re: shooting Glock 17 from a UK newbie.
The Gf and I were in Vegas a few years ago and I wanted to go along to a gun shop to try some out.
Off we went and the Gf had a 9mm auto to try out (wasnt a glock) and quite enjoyed that.
I on the other hand first asked to try a M16 in 5.56mm. Quite nice, pulls up and to the right. I reckon a few more clips and I would have got the hang of it just fine. On semi auto or auto it really gets through the rounds quick. Blip blip blip and you are done. This wasnt the pre mid 70's clip size either.
Then I asked rather cagily if they had anything in .44 Magnum calibre. Well you have to really. So the guy smiled, reached under the counter and pulled out a stainless steel Ruger with a 9" barrel. "This do?" he asked.
So there I was left alone with a .44 and twenty rounds. Found it not that hard to shoot, quite a kick. Must say my right thumb ached a bit the next day.
If I go again I might try the Barrett Light 50 and a classic Browning .45.
When we walked on the range someone was trying out a Thomson 'Tommy gun'. That had to be heard to be believed, even with ear defenders.