Here's a question everyone is leaving out: Where do you live Doc7?
In Texas, if you test and get your CCW with a revolver you can ONLY use a revolver. If you test with a semi-auto, you can use both a revolver and auto-loader.
If this is the case, and you're hell bent on a revolver CCW but open to two firearms, consider getting a 9mm semi-auto to practice and pass your test with. Then if you later on find out you prefer to carry with a Semi rather than revolver, you can switch.
If this isn't the case for your state, its at least good to do the research.
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