I applied for my CCW on November 20, 2009, and since I live in a town forgotten by time, it was not mailed to me ... no ... yesterday it was personally delivered by the Chief of Police of my town. Naturally, he stopped by the morning after an incredible windstorm that knocked over my recycling barrel and Michelob bottles were strewn across the lawn ... Just lovely. I haven't received my custom DM Bullard holster yet, so when I went out yesterday, I carried my Ruger SR9 in my purse. Not wise. While I felt just wonderful having that extra protection on me, as I walked across a dark parking lot to pick up my Chinese take-out order, all I could think of was how useless my gun was in my purse. I can hardly wait for my holster!!! This is great!