I respectfully disagree about the Rossi.
It's a fine revolver, but a bit much for a new
The 22LR 1911 is interesting. If he gets the 45 that
can be modded to a 22LR, he can use the .45 for
SD, in a pinch.
There are a lot of nice 22 revolvers out there.
most shoot 22LR, 22, and 22s ammo.