Purchased my first firearm this weekend....
The neighbors house got broken into Friday night while she was sleeping. I've been kicking around the idea of getting one for a while anyway so with that going on I finally broke down and bought one.
Nothing special, Glock 17, but I purchased it with the intent of my wife being able to handle the weapon as well and be effective with it. We took it to the range yesterday and fired a few rounds. I'm not an expert on pistols or anything but the Glock is way smoother than the 9mm Beretta I qualed with in the military.
One question though...with children in the house what is the best way to store the weapon safely and still have quick access to it when needed?