First off let me say that the gun laws in Massachusetts absolutely suck. One of my least favorite things about this state by far. Other than that I got out of the Navy after 10 years as a nuclear electrician on a fast attack submarine. I work in the public energy sector in Western Mass which is why I moved to this state, originally from Texas. I grew up shooting guns and now that I'm settled I'm looking forward to slowly accumulating them as my wife and budget see's fit. Currently I own a Rock Island Armory 1911 45cal that I bought off a friend for $150 dollars. Since I'm interested in a CTL I would like to get a smaller concealable gun that also doesn't cost me an arm and a leg to shoot. I look forward to learning from you all.