what is a good beginner handgun brand that is reasonably priced? I'm looking for something to buy but I want something good.I'm still kinda new.can anybody help me out?
Can't go wrong with a Smith K frame.I'd recommend a good revolver to start with. A Smith & Wesson K-frame like a Model 19 (.357 Magnum/.38 Special, better to start with .38 ammo; discontinued, but a fine piece) or Model 10 (.38 Special and still manufactured). A good used example of either gun is an excellent buy. You can work up from there, unless you just fall in love with the Smiths. Lots of people do.
Out of the box 1911's are, generally speaking, much better today than they were a few years ago. Used to be you bought a 1911 then took out all the factory insides and replaced them with better quality after market parts. Colts used to be some of the worst -- the hammer/sear surfaces were rough. These days you can get a pretty decent 1911 without doing a lot of alterations . . . but . . .The 1st one shud be free
If you learn to drive a truck with a automatic trans you may never master a standard ---K.I.S.S. Start off with a revolver in .22lr or .38 spl./.357 mag. Become properly acquainted with the mechanics, cleaning, safe gun handling and ballistics of your ammo. Once you have become safe, comfortable and proficient with that platform, you may consider moving into semi-autos or other calibers, or may may decide not to.
Make sure the gun is from a quality manufacturer (S&W, Ruger, etc.) and have a gunsmith check it out, if necessary.
Your choice of caliber will depend on several factors. Funds available & intended use, are usually the main factors to consider. .22lr is the least expensive ammo, but not suitable for self-defense. .38spl. is one of the lesser expensive ammos and is suitable for self-defense. All ammo is tough to find, in any quantity right now!
Good luck with your choice! Be safe!! Enjoy shooting it!!!