I grew up shooting .22 rifles. I have, and like shooting, a Ruger LCP .380 & a Bersa Thunder .380. They’re nice handguns, I like them, but I’ve been looking more at AR-15 style rifles. I’m interested in target shooting and home defense & from what I’ve been learning, there’s really no comparison between an AR-15 & a pistol in terms of stopping power.
I’ve really only started becoming interested in guns in the past few years, after my wife and I have had children. I want to be able to protect them & I want my wife to be comfortable shooting as well. She never really liked guns, but likes the Ruger .380 now & wants me to get a rifle for home defense.