If you don’t own a gun or know anyone who does, there are options out there. My advice is to contact a gun club and let them know what you are doing. Most reputable clubs are about education and responsible use of weapons. They are happy to teach and lift the veil of mystery that surrounds guns. I recommend at least shooting a hand gun and a rifle of some sort. There are so many kinds, and each feels unique. Discover the difference between a lever action and automatic rifle, which are worlds apart when it comes to weight and kick.
Archery is no different. There are traditional and compound bows, which operate and look different. And if you happen to be right handed and left eye dominate, you are going to see two targets at the end of the range. If you are going to write about a bow, pick up a bow. Know what it feels like when the cams turn over and relieve the pounds of pressure from your pull arm. Know what it feels like when the string kisses your forearm, and why you should never dry fire a bow. Again, there are clubs that will let you come in and shoot with an instructor using the club equipment, sometimes even for free. They are just as eager to teach as you are to learn.
SO, before your hero or heroine picks up that weapon, know what they are going to experience so you can bring that
experience to your reader.