we are both scheduled for the NRA Beginners pistol course (May 8).
This is for fun not home defense (if I decide to go that route, I won't screw around, it'll be a 12guage shotgun).
as for price: as this is the 1st time I will be aiming (pardon the pun) to a lower cost firearm. No high end/high $$$ models for me (but in the future, who knows?)
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