A Mossberg Maverick shotgun is good ($199 NIB) but consider a pistol also.
My EAA .357 Magnum revolver cost $250 NIB and it shoots .38 Special also.
I bought a box of 50 rounds of LRN .38 Special for $16.
It don't git much cheaper than that.
"True Happiness is a warm .357,.45 ACP,.38 Special,.410 or a 12 gauge & a cold Sun Drop." ME
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. "
'God made man and woman; Colonel Colt made them equal'." (Ann Coulter)
" Praise The Lord but Polly pass the Ammo"( Unknown)
"The 1st one through the door gets the copper coated candy." ( Andy the gunshop owner from "Dawn of the Dead")