Welcome to the forum and to the world of guns. I understand that you don't plan to use the gun much but you should shoot periodically to keep familiar with the gun and have some degree of proficiency with it. For a new owner I think a revolver might be the best way to go. They are a little easier to deal with in the beginning. The revolver also solves the fatigueing spring problem.
You might find that you enjoy shooting and end up with more than one handgun.