Hello all. I was thinking about buying a revolver because I have heard they are easy to use for a novice such as myself. Here is a little background. I am 22 and live near Los Angeles, CA. I have never owned any kind of firearm, but have shot them at a firing range...I had a lot of fun. I am debating on either a .45 or a .357 magnum. Here is a short list of questions I was wondering the answers to: 1.) I want a revolver with stopping power and also good at target practice. What brand, make or model should I get that has these features? 2.) I have heard of single action, double action and single/double action. Which one is better and how exactly does single/double action combo work? 3.) When I buy the revolver, should I buy it new or used, and what are some decent prices for the model you recommended me? Any tips on when buying the revolver? If there is a complete idiots guide, it would help if this is too much to answer. Thanks in advance!