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109319 No. 109319 ID: 999d89
Newfag here. Sorry to bother but I've been wanting to get into this for a while and don't know where to start beyond not buying .22
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>> No. 109320 ID: e56201
A .22. There's a reason everyone recommends it. If you're too insecure to get a .22 for your first gun though, consider what you'll actually use your gun for, and that should tell you what you should get.
>> No. 109321 ID: bc1daf
>>109319
>don't know where to start beyond not buying .22
With that mindset, what's your budget?
If rich, buy deagle
If poor, buy hi-point
>> No. 109322 ID: 38aaac
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If you don't want a .22, get a .357 magnum revolver, so you can practice on cheaper .38 Special ammo. I would recommend a single-action (old West style cowboy peacemakers) like the Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk, a very good, solid design that's not too expensive. I found a Dan Wesson .357 CT6 double-action that I picked up for cheap. She's very nice and in excellent shape, but the long weighted 7.5" barrel weighs a ton.

If you want to start with a revolver, then also get a rifle to go with it, preferably in the same caliber. Such as a .357 Magnum lever-action rifle like the classic Winchester Model 1892 Carbine (designed by John Browning) or the more modern Marlin Model 1894.
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/5-great-357-magnum-lever-action-rifles/

- US Winchester Model 1894 Trapper .357 Magnum & DA revolver.
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Or get a good 9mm pistol and a 9mm plinker carbine, if you like automatics, such as a Ruger Security 9 or Glock 17 whose mags fit the Ruger PC9 Carbine.

Best Full-Sized Pistols For Under $400
1. Turkish Canik TP9SA
2. EAA Polymer Witness (I have two Tanfoglio/EAA Witnesses in .45 ACP and 10mm Auto; they are the early, heavy & stronger full-steel flat-top slide models and they are terrific CZ-75 clones)
3. S&W SD9VE
https://www.pewpewtactical.com/best-affordable-full-sized-pistols/
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-canik-tp9sa/
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>> No. 109328 ID: 38aaac
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Do you want to use these starter guns for target practice? Outdoor plinking? Hunting? Defense?
Many good, inexpensive choices for the various uses.
>> No. 109447 ID: b09df8
You could go to an indoor range that has rentals, overcome pride and embarrassment and ask whoever is behind the counter so you can test some stuff out. They may actually offer basic gun safety classes you could take to get familiar with things before you lay cash down.

Tough to beat a .22. Or an assortment of .22s covering pistol, semi-auto rifle, bolt-action rifle. Lot of cheap learning and fun to be had with them. .22 pistols can be especially finicky on ammo and help you familiarize yourself with clearing malfunctions.

But if you're dead set on not doing that, I would recommend a police trade-in or otherwise used (unmodified) Glock 17 or 19. They can be had for $400 or under, inexpensive to feed, work reliably and have great parts availability for you to learn on. Becoming a better pistol shooter pays dividends in automatically making you a better rifle shooter. The fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger control and handling recoil are more difficult on handguns so if you solidify your skills on a handgun, rifle shooting will be faster and easier to pick up. Learning on a spongy Glock trigger will give you a greater appreciation for every other trigger you later enjoy. Handling recoil on a lightweight polymer gun will give you a greater appreciation for the reassuring weight of an all steel pistol.

Just remember safety is first regardless of what you pick.
>> No. 109448 ID: 58727a
>>109447
>Just remember safety is first regardless of what you pick.
This x1000.
What do you intend to use the firearm for OP? Just plinking? A .22 is an excellent choice. Don't want a .22? Get a Ruger PC carbine >>109328 and use the magwell that accepts Glock mags. If it's for home defense, the 9mm carbine would do OK there too. Plus 9mm is cheap. Get a 9mm.
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