Hidey ho, neighbor. Welcome to airsoft. I can tell you right now from some cold experience that https://www.evike.com/products/60167/ Are the best tri shot blasters for your dollar. Spring, specifically. If you feel inclined, you could go for the full metal versions of any of the listed models, for a few dollars more. I have had the short pistol-grip one for, oh, 2-ish years, and is reliable as all get out. As for handguns, I too, have bear claws and have personally settled with the Elite Force H8R. Most skirmishable revolver ever. Lack of a hop up is it's only real con. Hope what paltry info I have shared may be of assistance.