I live in the 'burbs on the north end of Colorado Springs. I have taken the cc class but have not visited the sheriff yet to file my paper work. Once I have my permit I will buy a M&P9c or Bersa 9UC as my carry gun. The north end of the Springs used to be a relatively trouble free part of town but that is rapidly changing. That and I work in north Denver and my company is not exactly in a nice part of town are what led me to finally want to start carrying. Once my wife gets her permit she will carry her Ruger SP 101 .357 which is currently a hd gun.