Originally Posted by ronval912
The reason for wanting a revolver over a semi is that that a double-action revolver seems to to be an inherently safer and and easier to operate handgun than the semi. (That may be my ignorance talking there, I'll definitely go to the other forums to educate myself)....
Let me suggest that your best first order of business would be an NRA Basic Handgun class. There are good things about revolvers and good things about semi-autos. And there are the issues of understanding safe handling and proper shooting of both types of handguns.
The most efficient way to begin learning the things you will want to know is a good class.