I thought I would seek some advice for a home defense weapon for my wife.
Anyone own or shoot a S&W 442 or comparable compact 38 revolver? I like this gun for it's simplicity. Seems easy to operate. Little room for error. It's a proven S&W product. No safety, no hammer, simple.
The downfall.......double action only means a firm trigger pull = greater inaccuracy, for a gun that is already only good for extremely close encounters. I'm worried about it having a harsh kick for her also.
I have considered semi-autos, but I worry about them being overly complicated initially. Maybe she could switch to one later on?