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Home Defense Handgun

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I am currently looking to buy my first handgun. It's purpose would be to defend my home from intruders. It should have enough knock down power for that reason, but I also want my wife to be able to use it. If that's a factor.

Neither one of us have any experience with handguns. I grew up in Germany, where the only guns you're allowed to have... are pellet guns. So once we purchase this gun, I would like to take some sort of class with my wife, to really know what we're doing. Wonder if there is a class for home defense out there!?

Another factor is that my budget is rather small right now, since the economy in CA is still bottoming out. Which is another reason to get some sort of home defense. You never know when one of those crack heads decides that there's gotta be something of value in your house...

Any suggestions on what to buy? I'm looking forward to your responses!!

TheGermanGuy :sniper:

God bless America!!
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I am L.E. and have many years experience with S&W .357 and Glock 9mm. I own 2 nines and a 45. For a Newbie I would recommend the wheel gun. Like others have said, you don't have to worry about possibly needing to clear a jam or a misfire. With the revolver you just keep pulling the trigger until it's empty. And with a .357 or higher if the round doesn't get em the noise will scare the s**t out of them.:ar15:
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