My 13yr old son Cody has been saving his money because he wanted to get a good pistol to help make him a better marksman. This is what he decided to get himself.....a Ruger 22/45 Mark 3. He has already shot about 100 rounds through it. I will tell you that I already have a love hate relationship with this thing.......love to shoot it, hate to clean it... I am thinking of trying to find a better set of sights for him.