Charter Arms .38 Special
When it comes to self defense weapons that are safe, straightforward, and easy to shoot, it’s hard to beat the good old fashioned snub-nose revolver.
Obviously, these snub nosed specials aren’t for long distance target shooting, or even mid-range. They can be a lot of fun to shoot, however.
There are many great options out there produced by some of the most reputable names like Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Colt. For some reason, lots of older shooters tend to prefer the Charter Arms version. It’s got a big comfy rubber grip, minimal recoil, and can fire in single or double-action mode, all for around $300.
If a lightweight revolver is on your list, test drive a Charter 2″ snubbie.