thanks for all the replies I've already gotten, they all help. Taking some sort of course regarding concealed carry sounds good to me, i'll definitely try and sign up for one before I get a permit. As for practicing, I've been using my 4006 a little more lately, and have noticed that my accuracy with it has been steadily increasing.
I don't always get to the range, but when I do, I prefer dosAK's.
They say 5 out of 4 people are bad at math, but what do I know?