I am currently in downtown Columbia pretty much, same with the Fiance. I am definitely looking forward to getting to the range in the near future. It has been a good while since Ive been shooting, and even longer since I have handled pistols.
I think my best bet will be to take a NRA basic pistol course in a couple months then go and do the CWP. Ive heard for the CWP classes they are filling up rather quickly though.