Re: First handgun
I'm gonna say .357 as well, just looking into factory loads for .38/.357, you have 100's of choices. If you want to reload later down the line, you've opened the load choices into the 1000's. I have a .22, .380, .40, and a .357, and the .357 gets the most use(for me), just tinkering with different loads, and practicing to use it hunting.
If you do get a revolver, get a good one, I ended up with a SS Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrel. Absolutly fun to shoot all day with light .38 or heavy .357 loads. For me, I can burn through semi-auto ammo quickly, but with a revolver, I tend to take my time and make each shot the best I can, so in the long run its cheaper for me to feed the revolver.
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