I have been a hunter for all my life. I have double barrel shotguns and Weatherby rifles. But I have never bought a pistol. With the bull shit that our president has layed out my wife said we need to get a pistol before we cant. my question is what do I get. My wife is not a small woman but I dont want to over gun her. I think the best choice would be a 357/38 of course this would be a revolver. another question is how much recoil with a 10mm is more than a 9mm or a 40s$w. If it was just me I would get a 1911 of some maker probably Kimber which I have a 30-06 that shoots 1/2" groups. The gun would be mostly used for fore defense but might be used for CC. What do you think of the 22 auto mag as a self defense weapon, I have always loved them. By the way send a e-mail to your representatives and tell then to vote against the bills against out 2nd amendment rights.