When you choose a handgun, you have to understand some factors.
1. you cannot care about shooting great aunt emmas china hutch or what the other relatives will say about you doing so.
2. Ideally, you need a firearm that will render great aunt emmas china hutch and your fold out couch into something useless for a criminal to hide behind for safety.
3. Taken 2 is a more realistic outlook on how a home invasion is going to go down. Expect at least two thugs at one time. And be prepared to shoot till your barrel turns red and melts.
Well 357 is an awful good caliber. So is 45 colt and 44 special. SO is a wheel gun in 45acp that can be loaded to .460 rowland type fun.