I had military training many, many years ago but have not touched a firearms since. Mainly this is because in the intervening years I was a bit of a fuck up and find myself in the position that it would be impossible for me to obtain a firearm legally--at least from the perspective of the central government in DC. I'm not asking anyone's help in breaking the law, i.e., helping me obtain a weapon or weapons, but I am interested in recommendations for starter weapons and basic instruction for a fellow in his late fifties who barely weighs 140 lbs. soaking wet. I'll be more detailed once I get home from work, but I wanted to get this thread started while I'm thinking about it. If you feel inclined, go ahead and start responding to what I've said so far. I'll dig more deeply into it when I get home.