Dave from Oregon here. I'm married with two kids, did 8 years in the Army (4 infantry/4 cav. scout) and currently working in the semiconductor business.
Don't have my CCW yet but the app has been submitted and I go for my appointment to get finger printed next week. A friend of mine is the Northwest sales rep for S&W so he hooked me up with an unbeatable deal. Somewhere in the mail, I have a M&P 45 & and a M&P 9c coming - both from the factory and equipped with night sights and 3 mags each. I'm pretty excited about that to say the least. Currently the only handgun that I have is a Ruger P90 45 which is a bit on the large and heavy side for carrying.
So that said, I'm glad to be here and i'm looking forward to reading the many posts.