There’s merit in the notion of starter rigs. Maximum tech and longed-for glitz are easy to justify from the “want” perspective, but those things can get in the way of establishing actual competence in any undertaking.
Certain types of shooters turn up their noses at little rimfires. This month we have a rifle from Ruger and a cartridge from Hornady that prove that is a big mistake.
We may justify a Browning Buck Mark as a starter handgun, but you’ll keep it as a winner.
Can you guess what Civil War general was presented with this .32-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver?