My wife and I have each taken a lesson and are learning to shoot. I'm pretty much dead set on an autoloader, but haven't actually shot a revolver yet. I'm also left-handed so I'm strongly considering a FN as my nightstand/learning weapon. My local shop has encouraged me to purchase a FNP 45 Tactical they have in stock (feels great in my large hands). It seems like a great gun, do you have any opinions about it? Also, what do you think of using a silenced nightstand gun? My wife, on the other hand, doesn't like autoloaders at all. So I was thinking of finding a S&W 45ACP revolver for her (she has MUCH smaller hands than I). Is it reasonable to expect both guns will eat up the same ammunition? I assume the FNP would be the picky eater. I've also considered keeping brass and starting to reload in a few months and two guns of the same caliber would make this easier and less work. Finally, we don't actually own any night stands. I've found one company that makes a $1k nightstand with a biometric lock, looked at gunvaults, and titan vaults. What would you recommend? Keeping the gun unlocked is not an option because we have friends with small children and will have our own in the not so distant future. I know the safe will not stop a thief or determined teen, I just want to keep it out of the hands of an inquisitive child. Thanks for your input.