In another thread discussing training equipment newcomers to the sport are advised to buy a starting pistol.
I don't know if it's because I'm a miserable old curmudgeon, a tightwad, a flint hard rationalist or just a bit thick (all have applied from time to time) but I've never owned one or felt the need to. I just don't see what purpose is served; I reckon to do all the bangy type training with about 50 rounds each of .410 and 12 gauge.
I'm normally the most gadget obsessed soul for miles round, but starting pistols don't do it for me. I use my chum Stuart's when I do displays and demos, but only to intimidate the unruly kids in the audience! Is there anyone else who shares this deficiency?