So I don't know much about guns, but my buddy does and after much talk and going back and forth it looks like I am getting a Ruger 10/22. Most likely I will be getting the tapco kit for it so it won't be so plain. Was this a good pick? My budget was to get something under $500 out the door. Keep in mind I live in california and of course we have so many shitty gun laws here which is why we decided on the 10/22, I'll explain: 1) .22 caliber is very cheap so I can go shooting as much as I want without denting the wallet. 2) .22's even in rifles I am able to shoot indoors, all other rifles you can't so it gives me a chance to go out shooting wherever, whenever. 3) I can only so much with a shotgun out here and hand guns can get pretty pricey. 4) It's a fun gun like any other, but I have the option to do some long distance shooting if I feel the need to in the future. So what do you guys think? For my first gun should I be looking at anything else, suggestions, different caliber, anything within my budget? Basically will look something like this minus the big ass magazine(we can only have 10 round magazines) and I would be getting the forest green kit.