My permit came in the mail today and it was off to the DPS to get my license. I stood in line for an hour, little surprised by this, and then off to the gun store. Purchased my first gun, a Glock 26, along with Desantis Cozy Partner Holster, two extra magazines, and five boxes of ammo. I will be taking the 26 to a plate shoot tonight for back up guns, 3.8" barrels or less with a five round limit per magazine. Unlimited magazines. Thanks everyone for your advise and the multiple threads on this site. The forum was really helpful in making my decision.