So, I am brand new to guns of any kind and now want to buy a couple. I went shooting for the first time and shot Glock 17, Ruger 357, Makarov 9mm. I shot the best with the Makarov. I think because it was the last gun I shot and I didn't use a death grip on it. I was nervous and white knuckled the grip because I was afraid the guns would fly out of my hand.. anyway. I didn't shoot too good with the Glock 17 and I was ok with the Ruger. So I want to buy two guns, one being S&W 686 4". Here are my reasons.. 1. It looks badass 2. I know Smith and Wesson make good guns - I don't know much about other manufactures. 3. I want a 357 7. I like the 7rd wheel I would like a good home defense gun and plan on shooting at the range about once every month or two. I'm 6' tall, 35 years old and have large hands so I will get use to shooting properly with practice. SO... The question is.. why or why not would this be a good first revolver. Or is there a superior gun for ~ $500-$600 == thanks == ps: The other gun I'm getting is either a sig p220 or some sort of 1911.. maybe colt.