First Pistol - Ruger 22/45 Lite - Anything I should know?
Hello everyone. I'm new to these forums and firearms but I have been getting a great deal of friendly and incredibly helpful advice since joining this community.
I still feel I have a long way to go before being very comfortable with firearms. My instructor brought a variety of firearms for me to try at the range and I was really drawn to the Ruger MK3 he had.
It was very easy to handle and hold and I didn't feel as incredibly intimidated by it as I did with the S&W 64 and the 1911.
After my first trip to the range the other day I have been doing research on what kind of firearm I would like to purchase and continue practicing with. I decided on a Ruger 22/45 Lite.
A very nice man at the gun store I went to introduced me to the Lite version - I told him I was very new and had pretty weak arms and hands right now. I became fatigued really quickly at the range.
When I picked up the Lite it was really an incredible difference and he thought it would help me be able to practice more and consistently if it was a lighter pistol. He even have me a free 1/2 hour at the range which I will cash in tomorrow :)
Having this actual firearm near me is still quite intimidating. I'm going to be reading the manual a great deal but I don't think it will help my anxiety much.
The guy at the gun store mentioned they were easy to take apart but that they can be tricky to get back together if I take it apart to clean - he mentioned there were some youtube videos that might help.
That's a little worrying ....
All in all though I feel good about the purchase and I am looking forward to the range time to try it out. Nervous but excited.