What to pick for home protection?
Long story short, I was recently attacked and held at knifepoint in my own home before I managed to get away... Unfortunately, the police have advised me that there isn't much, if anything they can do for me.
So, I need to up my home security. Obviously, I'll be getting a home security system (probably brinks), and secondly, I'd like a handgun.
I have very little experience, and I'm just not sure what to pick. I want something that will keep someone down if I fire it on them, but not something I can't handle.
I'm told a revolver is the best way to go, as they're more reliable that an auto., but I did a tid bit of reading and some things say that over the past few years automatics have caught up to the reliability of revolvers, making the need for a revolver more or less obsolete, is this true? Are there any questions I'm not asking that I should be? What is your guys' thoughts on the matter?