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AR-15 hands down. They are surprisingly easy to learn to shoot well and very versatile and very effective.Curious - best first, home firearm?
Shotguns are great, but an AR gives you much more ammo capacity and much less recoil and arguably takes less training to learn to shoot well.
Handguns clearly have their place but require more training than a rifle and can't even come close to the terminal effectiveness of a rifle.