good god, a 12 oz snubbie!
not for me: been there and done that.......and almost did not pick up another pistol!
give me metal, real steel, thank you.
my s&w model 60 snubbie is twice the weight and all metal yet still small and light compared to many other guns: http://www.snubnose.info/docs/model60-15.htm
and i prefer to practice with .38 rather than .357 with it!
imo, this is not a "first" pistol for anyone!
yikes, my hand hurts just thinking about it!
[got quite the reaction out of me, didn't you, BW?! i cannot begin to tell you my shock the day at the range when i was renting guns to try out for purchase. the air/light weight was the first one and i almost left in tears. glad i didn't! screwed up the courage from deep within myself and continued on......]