Originally Posted by y0L0slick
I don't know very much about weapons. I'm starting to learn a little bit here and there. I would like to know what pistol I should purchase. Any suggestions?
IMO, for a first purchase, a revolver is a better way to start.
Take a Hunter Safety Course, one that provides an opportunity to fire guns. Then go to a range that has gun rentals, and try a few out. They'll make you buy their ammo (not Walmart prices, but generally fair), but the rentals themselves are inexpensive. For around $50, you can try several and zero in on what you like.
A 22 LR Revolver, like a Ruger SP101 4" would be a great start.