I’m a first time gun owner in Maine
Bought a Glock 26 in May, took a safety class and been going to range every 2 weeks to get comfortable.
Getting better, but long way to go.
Have applied for concealed carry. Still waiting.
Fortunately Maine allows permitless carry, but am being super careful. Keep it locked and only transport to range.
My plan is to get proficient and confident.
Hope to God I never have to use it, but realize with current state of country, never know