This is my first post here. I have read quite a bit on this and a few other boards. My lovely queen and I have decided to purchase a handgun for the first time. This gun will mostly reside in a safe hidden by a nightstand in our bedroom. We plan to go to a shooting range 6 or 7 times a year (she can't say we don't do things together!). So we won't be carrying it, no carry permit necessary in IN I believe. Like I said, I have looked at a lot of threads and done a lot of looking on line with that nifty gun genie thing. I have also gone to 2 reputable gun shops in the area (no, not Don's Guns for those who are familiar with Indy). Here is what we are looking for: 1. probably a .38 although might be interested in a 357. We don't want anything with too much kick for my lovely other half. 2. a revolver because I like the way the look better than the semi autos. 3. a 3 or 4 in barrel. 2in is too short for targets (I think) and 5 or 6 too long to be practical for us. 4. We want to spend 500 max for the gun, ammo, and safe. My first thought was to find a good used S/W 10. I kept reading about how they were plentiful, reliable, and relatively cheap if used. But so far I have only found one locally and one on line. Both were over 350 used and new blows the budget. I have also looked at a Rossi 38 but I can't find any opinions on it. And looked at a Taurus model 82 but people on this board tend to be leery of Taurus of any kind. I have looked at Ruger but it doesn't fit the budget if I have to go new. So what are your suggestions. Also any suggestions on where to get quality used handguns would be helpful. Thanks all.