Re: Advice for a new complete newby?
Hey Desertmonkey welcome to the forum. For self defense most people will say that a .380 is the minium caliber and I tend to agree. The best option is for you and your wife to go to a gun range that has rentals and try out several to find one that "fits" the both of you. That being said I will also give my .02 cents. For new shooters a revolver is a great option, especially one chambered for the .357 magnum because a revolver chambered for .357 mag will also fire .38 special which will allow for you to keep your revolver loaded with a very potent self defense round (.357 mag) but allow you to practice with the lower recoil .38 special round. As an added bonus revolvers are very trust worthly and in a stressful situation (home defense) can be counted on. Taurus makes some fine revolvers in my opinion for a very fair price (around 300.00 to 400.00 dollars). Again this is just my .02 cents the best option is to go out and find what works for you.
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