Hey I got my CCL too. I know alot about guns have many of them and am a competitive shooter in the USPSA and GSSF competitions and have won several matches. Also going to a combat pistol traink g class next weekend.
I will be more than happy to answer any questions.
Guns to look at are springfeild 1911s and xd's Smith and wesson revolvers also if your hand is big enough for them the new hk 45s are great.
This thread may attract some flamers so it would be ideal to discuss this through private messages.