I am looking to get my first handgun and I am open to suggestion. I am most interested in shooting at the range and home defense. Having never owned a firearm before i am looking for something basic and inexpensive ammo. After I doing quite a bit of research online i find myself interested in the Taurus 991 9 shot revolver. It is a longer barrel (6.5 in) and being a .22 i could get plenty of practice with inexpensive ammo. I am leaning toward a revolver for simplicity and ease of cleaning. My plan is to "graduate" to something a little more powerful down the road but like i said, i am really looking for some input. Thanks.