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Old July 15, 2013, 02:25 PM   #24
lee n. field
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Hello everybody. I will soon be a first time gun owner and was looking for a home defense gun. I was set on getting a shotgun, but now (after much research) have decided that a revolver would actually be a better choice (though I still will eventually get a shotgun).
The Ruger GP100 looks like the perfect choice. Revolvers are supposed to be simple and extremely reliable,
They are simple in operation. Not necessarily simple in construction. This not a "revolver vs. autoloader" Internet micturation contest. Each has its own particular modes of failure.

exactly what I'm looking for. Just wanted to ask if a 4" barrel is a good all around choice.
4" barrel is a good all around choice.

Also, is .38 special ammo a good home defense round (enough stopping power)?
Enh. Maybe.

I know a the 357 mag round will probably stop anything and everything, but I was wondering if the .38 would be easier to handle, less recoil (especially for the Mrs./wifey).
I would like to get a S & W j-frame (airweight) for concealed carry,
Small light weight snubs are not easy. Not a good beginner's gun. Those are for when you get good. They do have their attractions.
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