A Happy Hello from Southern Florida
Hello there all. I have never been a truthfully dedicatedly "anti-gun" person, however I have recently undergone a transition from an "I won't carry" to an "I will carry" kind of person.
Right now I'm going through all the growing pains that entails: choosing my first gun, preparing for my CCW permit class, entertaining thoughts regarding a wide variety of holster options, researching and considering legal implications and connotations and expected outcomes should I ever find myself needing to use the gun I choose in a defensive situation.
I am very likely to be found posting about all of the above topics to solicit all of your thoughtful and experienced feedback. In fact, I have in some cases already jumped into the fray.
I did lurk just long enough to be able to say this: I have frequented 4 separate forums and over the past week made the decision that this forum is the one that I'll make my home. The quality and considerate thought I find evidenced in the vast majority of posts here (whether I've stuck my nose in or not) makes me believe this to be the right forum home for me.
Kudos to the experts and 'oldtimers', and to all told, newbies included: I am looking forward to the time I will spend here.