posted on Sep, 17 2006 @ 07:42 PM
Second on the Ruger 10/22 I hear it's a great rifle.
My first rifle was an old JC Higgins .22 that my dad gave me.
The funny thing is it's technically an assault rifle under NJ law due to the tubular under-barrel magazine - gotta love grandstanding politicians
that don't have a clue
Chances are I'll never get bothered about it, but if I start taking it to the range again I guess I'll have to put a dowel in the magazine to reduce
the capacity and hope for mercy.
For a first handgun the Ruger Mark II/III would be a good choice, and a fun pistol at the range. The first handgun I fired was a Walther P-38, at cans
out in the desert, learning how to walk a can up a sand dune ;-)
The Mark II is kinda cool because the grip/trigger ergonomics of the gun are modeled to a 1911, so it is a natural trainer if you want to step up to a
If you are a new shooter, I would also reccommend the NRA's Firearms Training
, they are very good, my dad enrolled me in one at the local rifle club as soon as I was old enough. The NRA is somewhat controversial
as a political organization, but their education/safety programs are above reproach.
[edit on 9/17/06 by xmotex]