I went to Big 5 sporting goods today and they had two boxes of the ammunition I was looking for. I bought both. They had signs posted all over that starting on Feb. 1 fingerprints are going to be needed when you purchase ammunition. For my CCW class on Tuesday I'm required to bring ear and eye protection. I also bought earmuffs since I hate using the little spongy plugs you stuff into your ears. I haven't spent much money so far this year. I can't think of a better use than for the CCW.
I will learn the rules about what is defense of yourself and your family. After all, that's the reason I'm getting the CCW permit. I got lectured by a friend of mine that I'd better watch out who I shoot once I get the permit. I'm not planning on shooting anyone but then again, the sheriff doesn't plan on shooting anyone either. I guess the only ones who plan on shooting anyone are the bad guys. The others do so because they are forced into it. If I am forced, I will. As with anything else, I will practice on the range and in the backyard.
This instructor usually teaches group classes on weekends or evenings. I asked for a class during the weekday. After all, I have a flexible work schedule at times and I'd rather have my evenings and weekends at home with the family. Tuesday morning we will be at the range. I'm very excited.