I'm new to the forum and have been using it to pick up a lot of useful information from those that know a lot more about guns than I do (as you know, it's great for that).
I was wondering what you guys thought was a good handgun to introduce my 11 year old son to self defense. I currently have a Bersa 380 and Taurus PT-111 Mil Pro. I was looking to start him off with a 22, but something that had a similar look and operating mechanisms to something he would use when he's ready to try a higher caliber. (Does this make sense or not?)
I was leaning towards a Walther P22 but have seen many unfavorable reports on this site. I will sign us up for a safety course soon so maybe I could get some suggestions from the instructor. I just wanted to check forum opinions first.