Thanks im only new to this site ,and new to fallout aswell and im finding the pistol and rifle not affective
If you are new to Fallout then yes, at the start of the game it will take you some time to get used to the combat system. Get an NPC to join you as soon as you can as that will help.
As for the site, just click on All forums and then you get a list of them all. Helpfully, all the games on the GOG site have their own forum, so you'll find Fallout in the list.