Hi, I'm Dick and live in Ashland, MO. Been carrying now for a little over a year. Got started late in life (age 56). Found out about this forum from my son (Woody) who just joined yesterday. He's the real gun runner in the family and I'm always two steps behind his latest purchases. Right now I carry either a Taurus PT911 9mm or a Taurus PT111 9mm Millenium Pro depending on my mood, the weather, etc. Saving up to get a more "acceptable" firearm (maybe a 1911; we'll see). But for now the Taurus' serve me well. Looking forward to learning from you guys/gals.