I have to admit I lurked about the forums for several weeks before joining up. I have read a lot of very good information here and look forward to perhaps contributing. I have no professional experience (unlike many members) but have grown up around guns and hunting in Colorado. I recently got my CCW and this last weekend upgraded from a S&W Mod 39-2 I have had for over 20 years to a brand new Springfield XD SubCompact in .40 S&W. I look forward to more 'upgrades' in the future. I am very impressed by the sharing of knowledge that occurs here. I am also co-host a podcast with a very good friend in COlorado and would invite everyone to check it out. We focus mainly on cigars but do discuss politics and occasionally CCW,2nd amendment issues as well. The site is www.dogwatchsocialclub.com and this will be the last time I mention it.