Hi, I'm a new shooter looking to buy my first gun. I'm mainly going to be using this gun for my CCW, but I'm also going to be doing a lot of target practice with it as well. I've been thinking about the different caliber, and I think I want to go with a .45. If the event ever comes up where I have to fire my weapon I only want to do so once. The ammo isn't a big concern for me as a buddy of mine reloads ( Not sure if that's the technical term or not.. ) the brass extremely cheap. I haven't went into a gun store yet and even held a few guns to see what I like. I've shot a few guns, but only a handful of times. The only reason I haven't went in to check the guns is because I'm not sure which hand I'll be shooting with. Through various tests I've determined that my dominate eye is my left, however I do everything with my right hand. I keep getting assured by people that I should still be shooting with my right hand. When I've went shooting before I tried my left and it seemed a bit weird, but I think I did better with my left straight from the start. Should I continue shooting left? If that's the case should that influence the type of handgun I get? Someone recommend that I look into the Smith & Wesson M&P45 because it offered some left hand shooters some great features. After reading a lot of reviews though, it sounds like GLOCK is a pretty solid brand and I've been wanting to try it out. Does GLOCK offer anything for left hand shooters in a decent sized CCW? I've heard that there's the mag release that can be switched, but what about the slide release? Any input is appreciated, thanks. -- On a final side-note it actually took me two days to register here to post this. It appears the first time I registered the administrator or moderator didn't feel my account was legitimate or something and deleted it. I tried checking the actual user profile again based off the userid numbers and sure enough it was deleted after a day or two of waiting. I made this account last night and actually used my name for the account name and they let me through.