After a lot of persuading over a 3 year period by my cousin Vinny, I decided to finally go for my license to carry. Massachusetts is challenging to get one of those at this time and I've learned that some towns will put you off indefinitely if the police chief so decides. I had to revisit the process 3 times in 4 months but finally got me LTC. I am a total newbe to firearms as I've only shot pellet gun and rifles in the past. I am very short on firearms knowledge but long on the desire to learn proper firearms handling. I presently am waiting for my cousin to take me to his gun range and tryout my pair of new RUGER Match Champions. I purchased a new SP101, 4", and also bought a new GP100, 6" barrel. I'm anxious to pour some .38 spl thru them and eventually work up to the .357 shells. I'm very open to your advice and tips on this new ride for me. Jimmy G.