I'd think you'd have that figured out before you went for your CCW permit. There's a little more to it than just 2+2=x In my opinion, your priorities are a bit reversed here. Don't mean to upset you in any way, I just say it like I see it, and you've said it. You'll likely need something to qualify with no doubt. The horse comes before the cart. Good luck in your exploits, and welcome to the site above all. No man can guide another without the other realizing their destiny.Getting CCW permit. Which gun??