Re: New to Firearm Ownership, Need Advice
I think a lot depends on where you live. Since you can only afford one gun.
Do you have a spot where you can shoot a shotgun? Since you are new to firearms you need a lot of practice. If you live in a metro area you will have a problem finding a place to shoot the shotgun. The inside ranges will not allow shotguns.
If you go with a pistol the cost of ammo can limit your practice. My 44 magnum can cost up to $1.00 a shell to shot. The 22 lr on the other hand is $0.03 a shell. The 9 mil is also cheaper to shoot.
I always recommend people start with a 22 lr as folks new to firearms need a lot of practice. You can always get the other guns latter.
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Last edited by gvw3; 06-21-2012 at 09:00 PM..