I've had mine for 19 years (5th one). Never leave home without it. Talked my wife into getting hers 8 years ago when she opened her business & figured I would not be around to protect her. Now she shoots better than I do & is always shooting my .45 acps!
**ADVISE** Do not get your CCW just to have it. Committ to a minimum amount of range time per month to stay proficcient in the event that you would ever need to use deadly force. Try to find a self defence, NRA first steps course that is classroom & range time. Usually firing ranges or clubs have them available.