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What is a good starter pistol?

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Good beginning pistols include the Browning Buck Mark, Ruger Mark Two and Three, Beretta U22 Neo, Springfield XD, Model 1911, Glock 19, 26 or 36, Sig Sauer P226 or P229, Taurus PT111G, Smith & Wesson M&Pc and High Standard. It is important to try a gun before buying.

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If the gun is for a younger person, then it is best to choose a firearm that is lightweight, requires less force to pull the trigger and has a weak recoil. The long rifle design of pistols by Browning Buck Mark, Ruger Mark Two and Beretta U22 Neo fulfill all of these requirements. For older or adult beginners, the Springfield XD and Model 1911 are ideal; they are both used by the United States Armed Forces and law enforcement personal because of their reliability and ease of use.

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