I've been an active shooter for almost 50 years - shotguns, pistols & rifles (both rimfire and centerfire). I've shot in formal competitions (ATA Trap, NRA Bullseye), club-level shooting (Trap, Sheet, Sporting Clays, IPSC-style Combat Pistol), and a whole lot of "just plinkin".
After all this time, I recently got my very first black powder gun, a Pietta 1858 Remington New Army. I've been shooting it every chance I've had for the past few weeks, and all I can say is "What was I waiting for?" I don't recall having quite so much pure fun since I learned to shoot a .22 rifle way back when in Boy Scout camp.