Hello, all: As you can see from my post count, I am new to this forum and rather new to the shooting world in general. My son, age 16, has been shooting for about two years with his grandfather and from what instructors tell me, he a natural. In March, I bought him a Ruger MK III 22 Target pistol. I started shooting with him and caught the bug. After some formal instruction, I bought a CZ 75BD Police, Berretta 92FS Inox and an H&K P30, all of which are 9mm. I live in Pennsylvania and am going to apply for a CC permit shortly. After more instruction and practice, I would like to buy a firearm specifically for this purpose. I intend to carry IWB. I am looking at the Shield and Ruger SR 9. Both seem to fit the bill well. Thank you for any advice or input you can give me. Dan P.S. It may be redundant, but I am posting this thread in the Ruger sub-forum, as well.