For a novice, the most fun and economical handgun to use is a .22
cal revolver. Preferrably with a 6" barrell and a good
manufacturer, so you don't have problems with the we…apon. Usually
the guys behind the counter at a gun shop will steer you correctly.
Don't be tempted to get something 'small'. You want something that
will accomodate 22 short, 22 longs, and 22 long rifle ammunition.
If you ever move up to a .22 cal rifle, you can use the same ammo.
Probably a 9mm or .22 And make sure its a good gun Manufacturer
like Glock Colt Or Ruger NOT SMITH AND WESSON, in the '90s they
sided with Clinton and tried to cut back and eliminate guns and put
HEAVY restraints on Buying them and they headquartered in Britain
So you Wouldn't easliy deal with them. Be careful when buying a gun
at a gun shop. While many gunshop salesmen will in fact "steer you
correctly," many others will tell you whatever they think you want
to hear in order to get you to make a purchase so they can get a
Some of the above is OK but I think it has been edited by I don't
know how many people. Glock doesn't even make a .22, let alone a
A well made .22 revolver with a 6" barrel is indeed a good choice
but these days those are few and far between. Semi-automatics are
much more popular and widely available in an array of different
well made models. A well made 6" .22 revolver will limit you to a
couple of choices that will cost twice as much as a semi-automatic.
Forty years ago it was different, but these days you want to go
with a Ruger Mk III, Browning Buckmark, even a S&W 22a.