Thanks you so mucjh for your commentPertty sure everyone on here is going to endorse Ruger all right! The LC9 is a great first handgun. Manageable recoil, small enough for comfortable concealed carry, and chambered for America's most popular pistol cartridge. If you're looking for the reliability of a revolver, then you'll do well with a LCR. 38 Special is a little harder to find than 9mm when ammo gets scarce, though, and I expect you'd prefer the LC9's seven shots over the LCR revolver's five. Have you any thoughts to which kind of handgun you'd prefer to have, a semi-automatic or a revolver?
Thanks a lotDefine 'good.' In lieu of anything else it is an excellent handgun. Well engineered and precisely manufactured, Ruger enjoys a well earned reputation of respect in the firearms industry. BUT, in the hands of an untrained and unpracticed individual it can be a liability. If you are new to guns, go to your local range and try a few out. And not just Ruger. You might like something different. The folks at your local gun range are more than happy to help out someone new to firearms.
Thanks you for your opinion.Is a Ruger a "good" gun. Well, Ruger has been in business since 1949, and I don't think any firearms manufacturer could remain in business that long without producing good guns.
Do you have ANY experience with owning and shooting a handgun? I would NEVER recommend the Ruger LC9 for anyone's first handgun. This is a double action hammer fired pistol with a fairly strong trigger pull involved, and from what I've seen, Ruger has discontinued those versions. My recommendation would steer you more toward a .380 caliber striker fired pistol. Much easier trigger pull and ammunition is much lighter to handle, if you want to go with a Ruger.
If you have a local shooting range that may also sell guns, try those folks out for advice and you may even be able to use one of their range guns to see how they work for you.