I have to take exception to that suggestion.Without question an AK pistol.
Red Ball Jets.What is the best shoe for you?
like yours, mine is a loaded question. There is not a one size fits all gun, just like not everybody fits the same shoe.
It all depends on the individual. If in doubt find a range that has a rental wall and try some guns. Before you go, call and ask if you can change rental guns during your time. A reputable range will let you swap guns as much as you want. (typically the only restriction is you must by their ammo and not bring your own)
Some ranges even have a smorgasbord class where for a fee you can come in and shoot a variety of handguns to see what works best for you.
For a beginner, maybe go to a gun range and rent several different pistols, and shoot them, to see what you like or feels best in your hand, or shoots most accurately for you?For a beginner what would be a ideal handgun.
For a beginner Ruger SR22. Just be prepared to buy your next one within a few months.
Solid advice, finding the right tool for the job.For a beginner, maybe go to a gun range and rent several different pistols, and shoot them, to see what you like or feels best in your hand, or shoots most accurately for you?
For a handgun, figure out what you want it to do (plink, range fun, target shoot, hunt, home and personal defense) and then select a caliber that is adequate for that purpose.
Next, select a platform (pistol or revolver) that fits comfortably in your grip and points / shoots 'naturally' for you.
A person can develop basic and solid shooting skills with a .22lr pistol, including safety, without spending a whole lot of money on ammunition, and it can serve as a fun plinking toy later!
And, remember, the Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casull also shoots .45 Colt, for those who desire a somewhat 'lighter' felt recoil! Keeping in mind that the Ruger Alaskan Wheel-kit is sold seperately!I have to take exception to that suggestion.
Obviously a new gun owner is concerned about personal safety.
To stay safe, a defensive weapon must posses stopping/knockdown power.
Not only should that weapon be capable, but also be concealable, so as to not draw unwanted attention.
A factor that your AK pistol just can't pull off.
So there are several options for a beginner. But the clear choice, given the parameters outlined above would be...
The Ruger Super RedHawk Alaskan .454 Casull