I just got home from my concealed carry class and I am very excited to say I passed! I got 100% on the written part (thanks in great part to the info on this site), and I am happy with my range portion considering I have only fired a gun three times counting today. At 40 years old, I had never fired a gun until about a month ago, at which point I discovered I LOVE to shoot.
The class was great, held here in Raleigh at Eagle1 range. The instructor was Keith King and the class was lively, with good humor and some class participation to keep it interesting. It was a long day, as we had more students then he was expecting due to some registration mix ups, but he was thorough and still got us done with the range portion quickly.
I am hot on the trail of finding my first gun to buy, but I have a lot more shooting to do before I figure out what fits me best. I just had to share with my buds at DC!