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I'm fairly new to shooting. The one handgun I've shot was a baby Glock .45. I didn't really like it. I'd like to get something not quite a power that is fun to shoot. I'm not necessarily looking for a home defense weapon, just something to enjoy shooting at the range.

Any suggestions on guns I should test next time I am at the range?

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I'm fairly new to shooting. The one handgun I've shot was a baby Glock .45. I didn't really like it. I'd like to get something not quite a power that is fun to shoot. I'm not necessarily looking for a home defense weapon, just something to enjoy shooting at the range.

Any suggestions on guns I should test next time I am at the range?
A pistol in .22. A box of 500 rds costs like 20 bucks.
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A Ruger MK III, or 22/45, with the 6.75" bull barrel.

The Nambu-style slide makes them a perfect

platform for a scope.

They shoot well, and have very little recoil.

Get a Stainless Steel model. You'll thank me

later.

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A Ruger MK III, or 22/45, with the 6.75" bull barrel.

The Nambu-style slide makes them a perfect

platform for a scope.

They shoot well, and have very little recoil.

Get a Stainless Steel model. You'll thank me

later.
This is the answer. Get yourself a Mark III and have a whole lot of fun. They are .22 caliber. They won't beat you up and you can shoot them all day long. The ammo is fairly inexpensive, too.
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Everybody needs a 22. That's about the only rule we will all agree upon around here. And if you are looking for something just for fun, there is nothing better.

The Ruger Mk series
Browning Buckmark
Ruger SR22
Smith & Wesson M&P 22

There are so many options.

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Here's my Ruger Mark II. A very accurate gun and a whole lotta fun to shoot. This picture is before I dressed it up.




Here she is fully dressed.

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Fun for plinking out to 100 yards...

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Yup. She can do it if I do my part.
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i have to agree with the others on getting a 22 pistol, especially since you are still new to pistols. next to no recoil and much cheaper to shoot than the any centerfire fistol. i too recommend the Ruger Mk series of semi-autos. very easy pistol to master even for a beginner. i have the MK III 22/45 and paid about $279 for mine NIB.

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I would suggest mostly what everyone else already has but also buy mainstream. A Ruger Mark III or a Glock are common and you will find all kinds of tutorials online about everything related to them, if you buy some unusual brand or version of something you will have a more difficult time. Also there's probably a reason that the popular guns are popular and in the firearms world its usually more than looks.

If you think its confusing now, just wait until you start considering your first 1911 and start a 10 page thread arguing over which brand is better.

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