Have a look at local clubs, there you will probably get the chance to try a few outfits.
As for scopes the list is endless ,its all down to what suits you.
You may also find that to go straight in for top end gear will cost you if it's not for you.
Club is best bet theres quite a few up your way ,Emley ,Redfearns , Anston.
About as much use at field target , as a life guard at the Olympic swimming pool.