mbarry201· Unrepentant Sinner
I know that some will disagree, but I think that what you are describing pretty much sums up a double action .38 Special or .357 revolver. I'm not talking about a small 5-shot pocket gun, but a medium framed service revolver with a 4-inch barrel. They were the mainstay of American law enforcement for decades and will serve you equally well today. They are simple to operate and shoot and if properly cared for, it will last for generations. A high quality revolver can be had for the same money as an entry level automatic. Also, when it comes to fitting your hand, the medium framed revolver such as the Model 10 S&W has a wide array of replacement grips that will fit about anyone. One of the deadliest men that I know is a gentleman who has worked in law enforcement for over 25 years. He has been in gunfights in the past and won. The weapon that he carries to this day; a .38 revolver.