I joined TFL a couple of days ago. This looks like a really good site, as fora go, for discussion of firearms issues of all kinds.
I have been around guns (mostly long guns) ever since I was about 11 years old (I'm 61 now!). About 10 years ago (just before 9/11) I began to get interested in the erosion of our rights, and thus had the light come on that I needed to get serious about things like the 2nd Amendment, and that came around to my getting serious about personal protection and carrying. So I have had my CHP for 10 years, and I have been shooting USPSA for about that same amount of time.
I teach NRA Pistol Basics, and I am also a Concealed Carry instructor in North Carolina.
I load my own ammunition (9x19, 9x17, .38 Special, .45 acp, .45 Colt). In addition to about 8 handguns, I have 4 rifles and 3 shotguns. My small gun safe is jam packed!
I look forward to learning from you folks who know a lot more about handguns (and long guns!) than I do.