At my request the Disturbed Deputy has kindly posted a primer on handguns. For non-gun-experts such as myself I thought this would be good information to have and interesting too. Take a look and ask any questions you have in his comments section. I’m looking for practical information about a home defense weapon for Camera Girl. Of course while I’m in the compound nothing smaller than a Tyrannosaurus rex will require anything more deadly than a can opener because of my preternatural strength and reflexes but while she is home alone I’d like her to have an option to protect herself. Of course she is a bloodthirsty wench and I am taking my chances that she won’t turn all film noir on me. But what’s life without risk?