Janq said:AK and M1A1 = Too much :\
For newbies and the gun adverse types I always go .22LR to start, always.
I might bring them up to 9MM or .38 but thats about it in pistol.
Some folks just won't be into it no matter what you try or how you introduce it, kind of like IDP and NASCAR.
Yep, agreed.techwrtr2 said:Scary guns are the ones to avoid.
If they had 'guts' then they wouldn't be anti.burnera said:I'd start out with a 9mm handgun for anybody that has any sembence of guts.
Something like my father's childhood Maussburg .22LR bolt action rifle. Great little rifle, accurate and easy to hold. Not a kid's rifle, but small enough to be less threatening.Janq said:Yep, agreed.
Stuff that makes big bangs, moves big, or leaves bruises in ones shoukder should be avoided.
It's like taking a newbie out with a shotgun loaded with 3.5" Magnum rounds and expecting them to come back and be like yeah that was gads of fun.
Stick to low report low energy .22LR FTW and best luck of conversion.