I purchased my first handgun (Glock 19) the other day. With what is going on with politics these days and the uncertainty of what is going to happen to gun laws I also applied for a concealed carry permit. Here in Alabama where I am stationed all it takes is one form and $20 to get one. While this is my first handgun, I am not new to firearms. I have owned a shotgun and rifle for a while now. I am also active duty military. So I know all the proper firearm safety rules. I am not planning on carrying until I become very comfortable with my new pistol, just got the permit now because who knows if I would be able to in the future. So basically I am asking are there any general common sense rules to follow for concealed carry that go beyond the gun safety rules? I know where I am not allowed to carry (government buildings, churches, while drinking etc). What are some good holsters and carry ammunition? Please give me any advice on how to be a responsible concealed carrier when I do decide to start.