Hi all, I am new to guns in a lot of ways. Unlike most people, I will not be learning to shoot from my dad, or getting advice from him. I have talked to my brother a little bit, but he is pretty new to guns also. I was telling him that I want to buy a few guns for self-defense and hunting. He offered to give me his .22 pistol to learn to shoot with and told me the guns I was looking at were too big for a beginner (I told him I wanted a .357 magnum and a .44 magnum). Now, I am thinking that I should get a rifle for hunting (we want to hunt hogs) and maybe get a handgun to have by my side... I do not want to break the bank on this and will probably buy used. Can anyone give advice on a rifle and a handgun that would fit my requirements? I was looking at a Rossi Single Shot .308 rifle and then trying to find a .357 magnum for around $250. Am I being unrealistic? I like the idea of having the .22 for practice shooting, the .357 for carry and back up while hog hunting, and the rifle for the main hunting gun.