My family was in upstate NY back in the 17 and early 1800s. They had lots of guns. They moved out West, just NW of Chicago. Later great granddad brought the family to Oregon. It's pretty nice out here. Mandatory issue of concealed carry permits, nice gun clubs, a bit of open ground with critters.
If I were going to get a first revolver I'd get a nice used model 15, 4" .38 Special with adjustable sights.
15-2 I bought from NC on Gun Broker
This has the magnas
15-3 from GB as well
I like the Ahrends retro combat grips for range work.