Taurus 669 .357 4" Blue never fired
I have a Taurus model 669 357 magnum with a 4" barrel (blue finish) that I bought new around 1992. It has never been fired and has been stored in its original box. I'd like to know the value of my gun so that I can sell it, or trade it to a dealer for a gun that will be easier for my wife to handle. She's never fired a handgun before and I want to be sure that she's not overly intimidated with a gun that has a strong recoil when I take her to the range. I was thinking that a 9mm might be a good choice, but I'd welcome any suggestions that others on this forum might have. My budget for a new gun would be around $400.00. Thanks in advance for any help that you might give.