Am I the only one or do others of you get a little concern when a person asks, âWhat is the best firearm for (you fill in the blank)?â Itâs kinda like a 14yo asking what is the best vehicle I should buy? It seems to me that if a person has to ask what is the best firearm for a particular purpose, it is likely he or she is a novice and isnât quite ready for any kind of firearm purchase yet. Rather than suggesting a particular type, model and caliber of firearm, perhaps the best advice we could give the questioner is to take a gun safety course and seek out friends and/or an organization where he or she could actually handle and shoot all styles of firearms. By doing such, he or she could make an informed decision on their own. Besides, it seems that when one of our forum members asks a firearm question, he gets opinions ranging from .22 single shots to elephant guns and everything in between.