Hey everyone, first off, I'd like to greet everyone a Happy Holidays! Hope everyone is enjoying their time. I do apologize if this was the wrong forum section to post in, I figured I'd make one here since CCW was my main "focus". Anyway I guess I'd like to introduce myself first, I'll try to make this short haha. My name is Dan, I live in Virginia, I've been in the Army reserve for 2.5 years(trying to go active duty), and I'm 20 years old, will be turning 21 in July. This is the first gun forum I've ever been on, so I'm hoping to learn a lot from everyone here. I had a couple of questions for anyone willing to answer. 1. Do I need to take a class to obtain a permit if I'm in the Army Reserve? 2. I'm looking at options for a good EDC setup, not sure what specific things I should be looking for besides reliability, comfort, concealment, control, capacity, caliber, and of course BUDGET. 3. Any knowledge you would all like to spill on a young blood such as myself, I'd greatly appreciate it.