Since there are CCW carriers and future CCW carriers here, I thought I should give you a few pointers that some instructors fail to mention. If you have or plan on getting a CCW and own your own home, I highly highly recommend getting it homesteaded. IF you ever are involved in a self defense shooting, YOU WILL BE SUED even if it was clearly justified, the criminal's family will come after you. Don't modify your carry weapon too much. A prosecution will try their hardest to make you look like a vigilante or gun nut wanting to just shoot people instead of a citizen just protecting your life. Night sights are good, but a 1911 thats comped with a 4 lb. trigger pull is going to make it hard. Make sure you know the local laws inside and out. Where you can and cannot carry. It's very easy to forget you are carrying and walking into a post office to drop off a letter and forgetting to put your weapon in the glove box could get you in deep trouble. Also make sure you are aware of multi office complexes. If you accidently go to a doctor's office and there happens to be a government office right across the hall, you could be violating local and federal laws. Hope these help.