My first choice for a kid is a revolver like a Colt Frontier in 22lr or Ruger Single Six, but having seen that you want a semi auto, Id highly recomend Browning Buckmark, or a Walther P-22. Ive shot or owned all of the above mentioned and am pleased by the accuracy and dependability. I like the Ruger Mk-II. for reliability, but I couldnt hit my butt if I was sitting on my hands with that gun. Yet, I know others who can drive tacks with them. Maybe it just doesnt fit me right.
My only gripe with the ones I mentioned is the Walther is picky on what kind of ammo you feed it. And it takes a while to get used to diss-assembeling it for cleaning and re-assembly. Once you got it down its easy enough tho.
I got my wife a pink one before the pink ones ''hit the market'', and its so comfy in my hand that I wish it was green or black so I could shoot it in public
. It has 2, or 3, rear grip sizes to fit most any size hand.+ it has the option to add the stabilizer and longer target bbl. It has a ''tac rail'' and Walther has everything from bridge mounts, red dot optics, and laser sights made for it if you want to add/customise/or upgrade. And its accurate beyond belief at 20 yds and less. Plus it has ''double strike capability''-handy in the case of a hang fire-, and an exposed hammer for ''single shot trigger pull'' vs ''double actoin trigger pull''.
IMO Revolver 1st choice, but Browning, or Walther for auto loader.
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