Being a red blooded American I am looking to exercise my second amendment rights to bear arms. Problem is, I am not from a hunting family or background. I bird hunt a few times a season and being in the oil business there are a lot of clay tourneys for different local industry organizations. I am looking for a decent bird hunting gun (been looking at a Browning 12 and 20 gauge) and I am also looking to get a handgun.
I have very little knowledge of handguns, but am not looking for something to start a war with, just something to keep in the bedside drawer that I will hopefully never have to use.
That being said if anyone has any insight into shotguns/handguns I should look into I would really appreciate it. I don't really have a price limit but would prefer to stay under $1,000 for each.