Looking to get first handgun.
first post, and I'm pretty new to handguns. I've done skeet shooting and target shooting with rifles in the past, and I'd like to get a bolt-action rifle at some point, but first I'd like a handgun. I've shot a few handguns but I've kind of narrowed it down to two:
Ruger Blackhawk (maybe the convertible one that does 9mm and .357)
CZ 75B .40
They're both similar in price (I think) but I'm just not sure if I want to go revolver or semi auto. I'm basically going to be doing two things with it, going to the range mainly for fun. And for home defense. I'm getting my first apartment this sping/summer with my girlfriend and I'd really like to have something to protect our place. I really like the CZ (or potentially something else similar) But the thing is with a revolver is that I can keep it loaded and locked in the box and if, god forbid, someone breaks in I just need to pull it out of the locked box and I'm good to go. I've heard with semi-autos that if you leave ammo in the mag for too long the spring will wear out and won't load.
The issue is I live up north and I don't know of any indoor shooting ranges near me so in the winter (November-March) I may not want to go to an outdoor shooting range in the cold/snow but I'd still like to have a loaded clip near my gun.
What do you guys think would be best?