First handgun suggestions in New Firearms Owners Corner Posted July 15, 2019 On 6/14/2019 at 9:58 AM, 10X said: On 6/14/2019 at 9:58 AM, 10X said: I'm a big proponent of starting with a .22, maybe a Ruger Mk IV, Browning Buckmark, or S&W Victory. Try before you buy if at all possible, but at least handle them. Nothing teaches the basics of marksmanship like a .22. Then plan to follow it up with a centerfire purchase, and there are some good recommendations for those in the thread above. If I were to do it again, I would also start off with a ruger mkiv 22 for my first pistol. Perhaps a S&W 617 model .22 revolver if that's what you fancy. With that said.. "What gun should I buy" Is kind of a ridiculous question to ask the internet, you'll get a million strangers telling you what to buy. Some good suggestions, probably some not so good ones. Most or at least many people will have no idea what you need or what makes sense for YOU. Go to your local dealer and discuss the options!