Hi, we just completed our pistol permit class and shot .22 l.r. revolver and semi-auto in the class. Both I and my wife did well with the .22 l.r. Now we're thinking of getting our first revolver for target practicing and personal protection. My wife has very small hands and never shot anything bigger than a .22 l.r. FYI, I already bought a .22 l.r. bolt action rifle. Does it make sense to get a revolver in .22 l.r. for practicing? Is .22 l.r. too small a caliber for personal/home protection? We never shot a .357 revolver but think its recoil and noise are much more than a .22 l.r. revolver. Shall we just skip the .22 l.r. revolver and get the .357 mag (which can shoot both .357 for home protection and .38 for practicing)? The price tag for a .22 l.r. revolver is about the same as the .357. Can you recommend a few decent/high quality manufactures and models for carry-on? I prefer those that can shoot in both single & double action modes. S&W, Ruger, Taurus, Rossi. Any others? Thanks.