Hello my inquisitive friends--
Shop for a bow that pleases your eyes and fits your body- The size and 'draw' length should be comfortable to you when you have it pulled back into the releasing position- The 'draw' length of the arrows is very crucial- The arrow tips should hang out past the resting point of the arrow as it rests on the bows 'arrow rest' before releasing or in the pulled back position, BUT, not too far over length and careful to not be short enough that in the event of a slight overdraw the arrow tip will not drop down off the arrow rest as this could cause serious injury to you and or the bow-
So much more satisfying than a gun. My tip would be to think about the style or type of archery you are attracted to. Don't buy a bow that you find hard to draw if you intend to use it for something as repetitive as target shooting.
Also, with the long or short bow, take some time to work without your complicated sight, there's nothing quite as thrilling as hitting your target with a bare bow