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!!
I owned a glock 17 for 15 years, I liked the gun but hated the 9mm. Even with heavy European rounds, you could pick up bullets on the back side of an empty a 5 gal. bucket. The 40 S&W is just as easy for women to handel and much more dependable.