check out some of the larger revolvers (not necessarily larger calibers).
Or even better, if they had a single action revolver try one of those.
Revolver shooting is a blast.
You'll find that you spend more time at the range, and less money.
Instead of blowing through a box of ammo in seconds, the fact that you have to reload after 6 rounds, not only slows down the money being sent down range, it also allows you time to appreciate the art of shooting.
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