My daughter hit the age in PA that she can buy a handgun and asked her ol' dad to help her get her first one. It didn't surprise me that she ended up with a revolver. She picked an aluminum frame Ruger, 5 shot that can take 38+ ammo. It helped that I can load them. She added a concealed permit and she's good to go. We broke it in and she was paper plate accurate at 10 yards with some fall off at 15 yards.