I would like to start CCW but I have no formal training on CCW tactics or handgun use. I have owned 1 semi auto .40 for home defense, which I sold to buy a tactical 12Ga instead. I have shot approx 100 total rounds through various hanguns in my 40 years. Not much experience in other words.
I will be purchasing a Ruger LCR 9mm soon with the intent to carry it at work to start. I work in a mom and pop pharmacy and I feel its just a matter of time before I have someone requesting medication without proper documentation and the threat of force to obtain it.
I have a very healthy respect for any firearm and I will be getting at least basic handgun training from a professional soon, however in the meantime should I go ahead and carry my new pistol? I would of course shoot the gun first to be familiar with its functions and traits.