I'm seriously considering purchasing a handgun. I'm reading the VA state police website for the process in which I can obtain a concealed weapons permit. I just want to know, first hand, how difficult or easy it is to get one in NoVA. Also, some noob questions like a recommendation on a weapon and which classes are best to attend. I've never used a handgun, ever. I've just used shotguns and rifles for hunting, but that's about it. I have a current VA hunting license, but i took my hunter safety class in California about 10 years ago. any help would be appreciated. thanks guys i want one for target shooting, but mostly personal defense how about these classes: http://www.concealed-carry.net/index.php http://users.rcn.com/sybaris/ - what do you guys think about em?