Just found out about this site through one of the other forum sites I frequent (RimfireCentral.com - Hobby and Info Source For All Rimfire Caliber Ammo and Firearms).
I live in SW Washington State, just north of Vancouver (which is just north, and across the river from Portland Oregon). I have had my CCW permit for 10 years now. It has come in handy a couple of time, though no shots were fired thankfully.
Mostly I carry a North American Arms .22lr. . . . .
Ok, just joking. . though I do actually own one. My two primary carry guns are a Taurus M85CH that I bought new ~15 years ago. And a Springfield Armory Micro .45. Both are in Stainless.
I also hang out on Glock Talk quite a bit. Use to be over in rec.gun for years and years, but haven't visited there in a long time.
I'm a SW engineer by education, but work as an Intellectual Property Analyst for a mega global electronics company.