I'd listen to crow hunter on this one..as well as gak..
look at a 357/38 in a medium frame 3-4"
in a Smith and wesson a K frame
in a ruger a GP or a six series
if a semi auto, providing no issues with operation and hand strength
a 9mm duty size 4-5" barrel..
these work well for home defense and range use..
there may be better options for CCW though..
but the smaller and lighter the gun, the more the recoil is felt..
Last edited by surveyor; November 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM.