Hello, I need some help selecting the right gun for my needs. The first thing you should know about me is that I have never fired a gun in my life. However, I now have 2 children ages 1 and 5 and I live in an urban area with the possibility of prowlers and other such mischief. So I feel like I would sleep better at night knowing I had some way to protect myself and my family. I am 35, able-bodied, and yes I do intend to get firing and safety instruction upon purchasing a gun. I will not use the gun for any other purpose than household protection and practice firing. The gun I select should be easy and quick to load. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive. Just effective at not only firing if necessary but probably more importantly - striking fear into whomever might be invading our space. Will the community please help me in selecting the right model for my needs? Thank you kindly.