Some people call them "modern sporting rifles." Some people call them "AR-15s." Some people (like us) call them a perfect platform for beginning shooters. A modern sporting rifle like the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 in this video offers extremely low recoil and report, which allows a beginner to focus on the things that matter most: safe gun handling skills and the fundamentals of marksmanship.
In this Smith & Wesson GunSmarts video, Provectus Group's Ken Scott walks a new shooter through an M&P's paces. Shooting modern sporting rifles is very simple, but it's important for a beginner to understand how the controls work and how to properly hold the gun. As you can see, the "getting the hang of it" part is the easy part ... the hard part is putting it down when your magazine runs dry!