In my humble opinion this would make an excellent rifle to start off with the Rookie shooter of the family. The only problem that I see is that they are hard to find and fairly pricey. But none the less it would be a very sound investment all around!
I have always had some really good luck with the Ithaca Brand! So if you can afford the extra bucks, you too might want to take a gamble on one of these fine fire sticks! Grumpy