Hello to all the forum membership. I was looking for a handgun forum to do some research and learn a little more about handguns and found this great message board.
My wife and I decided to take the firearms training course so we could get our permit and carry licenses in CT. Not sure about how difficult this is to do but we are both prior military and have no criminal records so i think we should be good to go. We have been talking about getting a couple of handguns for several reasons. Number one is the fact that I go fishing very early in the mornings and she gets a little nervous being alone for a longtime. We have a 12 guage shotgun but it isn't really conducive to her using it for personal protection for obvious reasons. The other thing is I am a little concerned with the new political climate in this country and i want to get mine before I am told a can't. I will fight this tooth and nail but you know how that goes. I also fish very late at night and in some places where I would feel more comfortable if i had a weapon with me in case some character decides I am a good mark. I have no illusions about using a gun and whether or not I could pull the trigger is something you will only know when and if you are presented with that situation. But if you don't have it than you can't decide whether or not to use it. I hope I learn a lot of useful info here and am happy to be a part of the community.
Thanks for the rousing howdy's all. Lot's to learn but I will enjoy the journey. I am looking at an HK model in either .40SW or 9MM as my first gun. I already have the shotgun situation handled but do not have any handguns and want to get a couple one for myself and one for the wife. We are looking to use these for personal defense/CCW and range shooting for fun. I am very excited at how jazzed the wife is about this. She told me she has wanted to take the course and get a gun so we could shoot for quite a while. Just when you think you know your wife she pulls a fast one on ya.