Its hard to say where to start, but it all began on a camping trip last spring. I grew up with firearms, long guns not pistols. Firearm safety was hammered into me at a young age. I only fooled around with friends pistols at the range or in the woods but I never had any proper pistol instruction. I never felt the need to own much less carry a pistol until last spring. We found oursevles the only campers in the campground, with no ranger(it was before the season), spotty cell phone coverage. All of that did not make me nervous. It was the truck loads of "townies" crusing through the campground late in the afternoon that it dawned on me that prehaps I needed something more than the coffeepot to defend us with. I shopped around and researched several different guns but settled on a Glock 19 gen 4. I was not sure that I would really carry or not but I wanted the option to do so if I wanted to. I took my CPL class in early December(right after buying the 19) and had put a few rounds through it. I submitted my application the next day and in February I got my CPL. The Glock is going camping with us now inside a GunVault case in the camper. I have carried the gun a few times and I am getting more comfortable carrying. I will save that for another time. I go to the range about once every two weeks. I have become much more proficient and confident with the Glock now. I plan to take an advance class later this spring. So anyway, thats my story. I have to say that I have learned a lot from this forum. Thanks for letting me ramble on. Fred Wanna kill these ads? We can help!