OK, so it appears that I have become the official "gun nut" in the office. Anytime someone has a question regarding firearms they are directed to me. I love guns and do have a small collection, but by no means do I consider myself an expert of any kind. Anyway, we recently hired a new female to man Memphis, TN and when she told some of my co-workers that she had a carry license, but did not yet own a firearm they all told her to talk to me. She wanted a home defense firearm that she could occasionally take with her in the car locked in a safe, though she never really thought she would take it out of the home. The real limiting factor was that when she took her class for concealed carry, she rented a revolver while her friends all rented Glocks. All of her friends guns jammed repeatedly while hers fired everytime. Quick aside, I am a firm XDm guy and as such bash Glocks at every opportunity, but in this case I really did try to convince her that this was a once in a lifetime event and that Glocks are beyond reliable, just ugly as sin:laugh:. The thing is that now, in her head, every semi-auto is a Glock. No convincing her otherwise. So the only thing she trusts is a revolver. Her budget was between 450-600. My suggestion was a Ruger GP100 .357 mag with a 4-6 inch barrel. I figured she could practice with .38's and load it with the big load at home. I suggested this for three reasons. She will probably never carry the thing outside the home, the extra weight on the barrel might reduce recoil, and the option to practice with a much lighter/cheaper load would make her practice more to become proficient with her firearm. I was curious to see if some of you had other suggestions that you feel would work for her needs. No hurt feelings at all if you disagree with my suggestion, I just want her to have the best firearm for what she needs and was curious to see what some others might suggest.