I would agree that the idea of an entry level revolver is a fallacy. You will spend more money on ammo than the gun.
If you decide you don't like what you buy, and from what you are describing, that is a real possibility, then a brand name revolver from Ruger or S&W will hold more of its resale value, and thus be cheaper.
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