Get the Heritage Arms Single action with the .22 Mag cylinder extra.
It will assist with the basics of pistol shooting and offer you enough "oomph" to get other critters than squirrels or rabbits (when needed).
Easy to work on if something should break. And costs less than some semi-auto.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)