If this is all new to you, my first suggestion would be to contact some gun stores and find out who is offering a good class on handgun safety and handling. There are many good courses being offered out there and well worth the time to take it to start out right - one which is taught by a certified instructor.
If a pair of '51 Navies were good enough for Billy Hickok, then a single Navy on my right hip is good enough for me . . . besides . . . I'm probably only half as good as he was anyways. Hiram's Rangers Badge #63