Kudos to my wife for getting her CCW. In CA it's all about patience: application live scan, MMPI test, psychological interview and, finally, CCW "class". It's a veritable marathon and then only if you're in a county where the IA issues. The practical test is very simple, but she did keep everything in the 10 ring with three very different 1911 platforms. She wanted to stick with a familiar manual of arms since she competes with a 9mm 1911. Now we will be the well armed, situationally aware aged couple!