RE: Firearm lovers.
Hi Wabbit. If it is to be a home defense weapon why do you want a handgun, especially with your history of two broken wrists? To be proficient with a handgun requires a lot of ongoing practice. When I was shooting four IDPA/IPSC match’s a month plus practicing I would go through 15,000+ rounds per year. I now shoot two matches a month and still go through 6,000 – 7,000 rounds per year. Mind you, this is not only for accuracy but also to maintain gun handling skills and clearing malfunctions while under pressure.
My recommendation for you, and especially Mrs. Wabbit, would be to try a 20 gauge shotgun if at all possible. If this is not possible buy a 410 shotgun. When purchasing either one get an 18.5” barrel for maneuverability in close quarters and get someone to give you some instruction in its use as well as the best ammunition for the situation. BTW, forget that chunk a chunk crap, that’s BS. Why would you want to alert bad guys that you are aware of their presence? Once they are in your abode it’s time to defend you and yours all out. You better have any gun loaded to maximum capacity with one in the chamber, the safety on, and be prepared to use it.