I should also add that I could opt for another Astra: the Constable (IIRR). It is a real beauty, is local, and is cheaper than all the others.
However, it is .380ACP so the weakest calibre of all so far and spares would be next to impossible to find.
When the right to effective self-defence is denied, that right to self-defence which remains is essentially symbolic.
Freedom: Please enjoy responsibly.
Karma. Another word for revolver: because what goes around, comes around!