Originally Posted by RonKMiller
Nah - here's a real "limp wrister".
hahaha cute Ron, (not your's I hope)
A little off topic but our local newspaper (St. Petersburg Times)
has always had a very biased and (uneducated) anti-gun stance,
however they once made an exception when the ran a two page center "pull out" with pictures
on "the pink pistols" a gay shooting club,
confirming their other bias and personal preferences.
Back to topic,
lotsa good suggestions already, my two cents,
if you're going to go with a revolver go with the hammerless,
easier to carry and the hammer won't get caught on your pocket/clothing as you're trying to pull it.
If you decide to go with a semi-auto get a good brand name
but most important, get some range time and training with it.
Twenty some years ago I had a girlfriend that worked for Joe Redner,
as she walked from her car to my house (at 4 am)
she was robbed at gun point (they followed her home from "the club")
She banged on the door, yelled, I woke and ran outside (naked and my neighbor saw me)
with my S&W 669, that I had just bought at a gun show a couple weeks earlier,
he was gone,
It wasn't until I got back in the house that I realized the safety/de-cocker was still on,
I was not familiar enough with that weapon and being half asleep it could have turned out bad.
Edit: my "bedside" weapon now is a 44 Ruger Redhawk,
too big to carry but it will stop an elephant. just in case one ever get's loose around here.