Greetings , I am thinking about getting my first black powder firearm. I am not new to guns just to bp , I have no preference between a pistol or rifle at this point but feel a pistol might be more fun. I don't want to waist $$ on something that would be to advanced for a beginner or unsafe because of lack of knowledge. There is noone that I know of the shoots or owns bp firearms , nor do I trust anyone in a store to sell me this weeks special . I have been reading all of the post on the board and am more confusd now than when I started because I have no clue as to what alot of the post are reffering to. Thanks for your help and info.