I've been here in Baghdad since June 2003 as a contractor. Retired from the Navy in 2000. Raised outside Philly, I now call Denver, CO home and hope to return in November. Very interested in CC for self-defense and have been mostly looking at the Glock 27, 23, and SIG P239. I spent most of my military time on Quick Reaction Force teams for base defense. I always had a 45 cal and 12 guage. I was usally a sharpshooter/sniper so I also had rifles for those purposes that varied base to base. Trained by the USMC, GSA, and the Federal Protective Service I firmly believe in stopping power. Looking for ideas on CC, choice of weapons, and just generally related info.