I'm a couple years out from buying a relative a first gun and a thread lately had me thinking about a few things; so here are the questions: 1. .22lr seems to be the obvious choice but is there another thought I should consider? 2. 10-22's are very common so I would like to find a more unique rife, ideas? 3. Bolt, lever or simi? 4. Engraved or otherwise personalized or left stock? (4 is of the most interest to me. I often see first guns and heirlooms being sold, would an engraving help discourage that in a time of need?). Any other points to ponder?