Reply To: Advice on first air rifle
The Gamo would be my last pick. I think the NP2 would be better, and Diana 34 best.
If I were you though, I’d stretch the budget and get a Diana 48. Side lever cocking is easier, even with more power. Also, you might find you like shooting, and will want to shoot more than a couple times per year. (Esp if you “spring” for a nicer rifle)