Hi everyone. I go by Smoke This on here as well as on several other CCW and unrelated forums. Although I grew up around guns in a small rural town, after going off to college I kinda lapsed and it's just been recently that I'm getting back into it. I just got my MN permit to carry and tomorrow morning I'm going to go pick up my baby, an XD-45. I strongly believe in the 2nd amendment and asserting your constitutional rights. I also really like the idea of a gun as an insurance policy, something I hope I never ever have to use but it will be there if I do. I'm looking forward to reading and posting on here and learning a lot more about CCW issues, safety, and tactics.