I'm looking into purchasing a handgun to use at a nearby shooting range but know very little concerning what type of gun to purchase except that I do not have much to spend on it. I have never owned nor shot a handgun before but have always been intrigued by them and have a general knowledge of firearms. I'm sure others are in the same situation so I will look at other posts for information but I would appreciate any advice on what a good first handgun should be.
Go down to the range and sign up for a class and go and buy yourself a 9mm Ruger automatic. When you get done with that you'll have a feel for what you want and some knowledge to back it up. Good luck.
Welcome from the mountian top in N.C.
Find a good instructor, take the basic safety course. Find a range where you can rent different handguns so you will know what will work best for you. I can say what is best for me only. Good luck, happy learning and safe shooting.
thanks for all the responses. the range by me isn't staffed so it doesn't offer any courses. but i was jus looking around at different pistols and i was wondering what kind of reputation the beretta U22 neos has. its kinda futuristic looking but its pretty inexpensive.
Welcome aboard from the sandpile.
Ahh, the old "Where do I start" question. In the General Semi Auto section (top area) you'll see this question addressed by Shipwreck. Start there.
You don't say what you want a gun to be used for. Plinking, and general recreation? The Neos will be fine. But, you'll want to add to your collection very soon.
I started with a .357 magnum revolver. Because it can be downloaded to light .38 specials, to start with, and later loaded up for P.D. it seemed to be a good place to start, for me. Your needs may be different.
You're on the right track just by being here.
Good luck, read on.