need help on my first handgun
I bow in front of the Gods of Hangun Forum and respectively ask for advice:
I have searched and read many old threads.
Here's the issue...I am new to shooting in general. I am taking it up to spend more quality time with my teenage son who has expressed a big interest in shooting in general. I bought a ruger 10/22 lr, joined a local range, took a certification course and we are loving it. I am set to take the NRA basic pistol course in a couple of weeks (with my son). It took over 6 month here in NY state but also got my handgun permit recently.
I would love to start shooting a handgun...almost exclusively target and plinking (we are not hunters). Most (not everyone) has suggested that the first handgun should prob be a .22. Gander mt this week has listed ruger mark III 22/45...S&W 22lr...Baretta U22 Neos 22 LR target...each at $199.99. I eventually would like to upgrade to a 9mm gun for fun..home (?carry?). I wonder what gun, at this price people would choose, or should I just start with the 9 mm? I cant say I am particulary mechanically inclined and ease of teardown is a issue (concerns about the 22 A). Cost isn't a huge issue but I think I will be able to convince my wife into 1 gun for now. It probably makes sense for me just to wait until after the basic pistol class which apparently will allow me to shoot many different ones. Love to here the guru's thoughts.
Submitted with all due respect!:mrgreen: