All the post I'm reading, it looks like basically everyone is is talking about defense firearms, I now, I now they can be use d for other things, but, I think I would be looking at something in the MEAT getting department. I would be keeping it as simple as possible. As for the $ amount,,,,,,,,,can look into new and used,,,,,,,,I would be looking at Ruger Blackhawk 6 1/2 357 mag. (Or the super blackhawk in 44 mag) And the Ruger SingleSix 6 1/2 22/22mag. Ruger also makes a Single Ten,,,,,, which is the single-six but made for 10 RDS. Of 22lr. Good luck in your quest.