Okay, that was hard to hear. Maybe harsh. Either way, wasn't what you or anyone wanted to hear.
Try this--get the world's most popular revolver. One of the best EVER, and they've made a zillion of them. Many of them were produced for issue-- police, corrections, security, various alphabet agencies... Most aren't in duty use these days, but MANY of them are available on the secondary market as issued with a lot of external wear, but still in terrific
Durable. Accurate. Wholly enjoyable. Not bad lookin' either!
Smith & Wesson Model 10, 4-inch, heavy barrel, .38 Special.
Before things went nutbar in December, I've seen them locally under $250 and worth every single penny.
If you spend just a couple of bucks on one of these, you'll have a darn good one to introduce yourself to revolvers. You'll also have a pile of money left over -- which you will
need, because you'll want more revolvers!