Hello guys I have been thinking about getting a pistol for some personal protection. I know nothing about firearms and up until recently I was totally against firearms being owned by the general public. The second amendment is outdated IMO due to no such things as militias in 2010. But, my mind has changed and whatever legal vehicle will allow me to protect myself and my partner is ok with me. Instead of researching around not really knowing what I was looking for I thought it would be best to join a forum and hear from some experts. I was wondering what type, brand, size etc. would be best to just keep around the house and maybe use on trips after I take the concealed handgun class Texas offers. Something small and easy to use is what I am looking for. Thanks alot.