Title says it all... what would be a good starter 22 handgun (no revolver) for someone to learn and practice there handgun skills with? He's a lefty if that matters
Thats a very good point, and I actually thought about that a few hours ago as well. Most departments are issued Glocks that i'm aware of. Glock does not make a .22 but they do have a .22 conversion. but by the time you do all that your getting into the $800 dollar ranges. Wonder whats out there in a .22 that would have similar grip angle and controls as a Glock?Ruger MKIII, Ruger 22/45, Browning Buckmark. There are also several of the major pistol makers now that offer 22lr pistols that are a clone of one of their original models. Thus, if he knows what pistol he will be issued he may be able to get a weapon that is exactly the same specs as far a size and function only in a 22 instead of the original chambering such as 9mm, 40, or 45acp. Another option would be to actually buy the pistol he will be carrying and get a 22lr conversion to go with it. He could learn on the 22 and once he gets comfortable he could put the larger caliber barrel and slide on it.