Wanted to buy one for 2 main reasons, protection and something fun to shoot on the weekends at my local range. Also, this will NOT be a ccw gun.... Questions like this are somewhat common in the general firearms forum, often denigrating to 'revolver vs auto' type pissing matches. Which would be the most advisable choice for someone new to handguns for the above mentioned intended use? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!