Today my parents and I went out to try to find a rifle for me. My Dad said I should probably get a rifle as he is familiar with them. I wanted a handgun but Dad said I wasn't ready for one yet. So we set out to Gander Mountain to take a look at what they had. Dad said I should stick with a .22 for now as he doesn't want me to hurt my shoulder with a shotgun. I have a pretty low pain tolerance so I think it's probably a good idea to stick with a .22, as my Dad suggested. He's always looking out for me, as good parents do for their children. What we liked best was the Ruger 10 + 1 22 Long Rifle Heavy Stainless Barrel & Laminate Stock because my Dad and I figured for that price, it has to be a good gun. Does anyone have any experience with this gun? We only want to target shoot with the gun we buy as my Mom said I would probably feel bad if I ever shot any animals. I have a couple of toy poodles that would probably be upset with me if I ever brought home another animal, dead or alive. Anyway, my Dad and I are interested in what you all think. My fellow doctor friends want to go shooting with me so I hope to make a decision and purchase soon. I am very excited to hold such a powerful weapon in my hands. I have to go to sleep now. I'm up late and I'm trying to be so quiet so as not to wake my parents. We go to church pretty early on Sunday mornings so I better get some sleep.