Re: Starter shotgun for gf
Yep, it would be better to have a gun in any configuration, pump, sxs o/u or semi that to start a person on a single shot hammer gun. I know it is the most inexpensive but why handicap a new shooter the first time out of the gate? Small hands, small cold hands, forgetting to put the hammer down after not shooting are all things that new shooters have to worry about. Why ad all of that in adddition to just learning how to shoot or hunt? I was started on a single shot hammer gun, and I believe it was a handicap and I would never start a new hunter with one. There are good buys on used shotguns out there, no reason you have to start with a new gun. I bought a used Frabchi 20 ga. 48 AL for my grandson on HPA and then purchased a youth buttstock from Franchi for another 80.00. He shoots it well for a new shooter, doesn't mind the recoil and in a short while, at the rate he is growing, I will put the adult stock back on and he will have a gun to last a lifetime. I know i seems cheaper to buy a cheap sinle barrel hammer gun for a new shooter but how cheap is it if you have to buy them another after they learn how to shoot and hunt? Of course, everyone is free to do what they want to do with their money, just making a suggestion.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!