Hi everyone! Just thought I'd be polite and introduce myself. My name is Rachel. I recently purchased my first gun, a Springfield XD 9mm sub-compact. My dad and brother are both gun owners, and I'd been to the range with them a few times. After moving into my own place, I decided it was time for me to get my own gun for protection. I did my research and decided on the XD subcompact because I want a gun that I can have fun shooting at the range, but that is also small enough that I can carry it concealed (just signed up for my CCW course). I'm trying to learn as much as I can, and I hope to learn a little something here!