Re: Best Gun for Beginner/Female
In my experience most new shooters do better with a rifle in their first few shooting sessions. I taught my niece and my wife with a marlin model 60. The dovetail sights on the model 60 transfer right over to pistol shooting.
If you don't have someone in your life to teach you the basics it's best to hire a qualified instructor. Many shooting ranges have a women's day. One gun club in my area brings in female instructors for a girls day at the range. These courses are often deeply discounted. Once you find a gun that you really like buy that gun and don't let anyone put you off it. Having an experienced haggler will help you get a better price. Then again if you have bought a few new cars you are prepared for the haggling part.