Hey everyone, hoping you all had a Merry Christmas and ready for a Happy New Year.

Did some hobbyist stick welding several years ago. DW, bless her soul, bought me a MM140/Autoset and O/A rig for Christmas. Hope I don't bore you pros with my newb questions. (I do belong to several RV & truck forums, so I know how to use the SEARCH function...LOL)

Here goes with the 1st one. I realize I will eventually get some gas, but to learn/practice with, what do ya'll recommend... solid wire and gas or flux core wire? Do you purchase wire, tips, etc online or local shop.

Thanks alot for any responses and have a Happy New Year.