I'd get one of those quick access safes. You roomies may be fine, can you vouch for all of their different guests/visitors? With the ammount of vistors that multiple roommates create, it's better safe than sorry. (sorry, no pun intended)I'm thinking about getting a small safe for it. I live in a house with some other guys from college, all of us are over 21 and responsible non druggy alcoholic types. So do yall think I need a safe, or is the manufacture box put in a safe place out of view and easy reach ok?Good luck with Walmart. They have plenty of range/practice ammo. SD ammo is pretty thin, at least where I am. Winchester Ranger is what i have for my 9 mm. For my .40 I have Federal Hydrashock. Speer gold dot are in my .38. Without trying to urinate in any wheaties, most proper SD ammo will do the job. My personal preference is heavy for caliber bullets, others, not so much. No matter which ammo you pick, verify function in your gun.Biggest question, what kind of ammunition would yall suggest. Price is a big factor, I was most likely going to get it at a local Walmart. Eventually I will find a range and get some practice in with this gun, but I also want it as the primary defense for my home. Is there a specific kind that is versatile, or do I need different ones for different uses?
Just my opinion (again), but practice w/ SD ammo may be cost prohibitive. Fire a box of the good stuff now and then but practice w/ the cheap stuff. Speer Lawman FMJ may be a compromise. It's cheaper than premium SD ammo, but it feels just like it IMHO. If nothing else, use the same weight bullet and you should get similar point of impact.