This past weekend my husband took me to a gun show to chose a weapon for defense. I ended up with a Ruger LCR .38 with a crimson trace. Now I intend to get a concealed carry and get a trainer. My husband is very weapon savvy and served in Vietnam Nam. I chose the revolver as I had difficulty pulling back the slide on the semi-automatics like the Beretta Tom Cat, which I really liked. So.. I have come to read and learn so I don't sound naive when in the company of professional gun owners.