First Time Buyer, What is the actual process? in New Firearms Owners Corner Posted May 19, 2021 20 hours ago, Redeye65 said: What handgun are you looking at for your first purchase? You may want to raise the bar a bit and look at handguns in the $400-$800 range unless you’re looking for a small .22. Have you gone to a range to try out a few pistols? You can buy something online just to get it home and hate it. I would suggest the first purchase be from a local gun shop unless you have shot the pistol before you order it. Every hand guns feels different, I love the look of the CZ Rami but when I handled one in a store, the trigger was terrible, felt like it took 10 lbs of pressure to pull it. Wanted a Beretta Tomcat, looked for a small gun in a small caliber to keep around the house, handled one in the store and for the life of me I couldn’t see the sights. Don’t just buy a handgun blind, you may not like it one bit. Thanks Redeye65. I have gone to the range in the past and fired a few 22's, 9MM and 45's. The one that I liked is why out of my range. It was a Kimber that I believe runs over $1K. The MP9 wasn't bad but I really did enjoy using the berretta U22 neos. I also tried out a few shotguns and rifles (including a fully automatic one, in PA). Solely from a standpoint of accuracy and fun, The Ruger 10/22 was my favorite rifle. I'm looking at the Walther PK380 as my first handgun purchase. I think that it will be something that my wife and I will enjoy taking out on the range.