My first was a single shot .410 in the third grade
Let’s hear it for .410! My bantamweight Mossberg shoots .410. Always felt safe just having it around. It’s no substitute for a husband (though it’s outlived two of mine) but it’s the one I’d hope is closest at hand if I ever need a defender.
For some reason I’ve never figured out, it is more comfortable to hold and fire than any handgun, and has been since day one. I used to try to practice more on other guns but never found a good fit or acquired any confidence.