Being new to the site and ccw, please bear with me. I have an old Barreta Model 70 Cougar that I keep by the bed. I purchased the P3AT in order to have a small weapon to discretly carry. I do not have a lot of shooting experience so I intend to get the wife and myself to the range to put some rounds through it to get familiar with it. It seems most people here do a lot of shooting with their weapons. I don't see myself doing as much as most people on the site do so I am hoping that this is the correct CC weapon to purchase. I feel I made a good choice. I feel with the CT laser, I would be able to put 6 rounds into any bad guy coming my way. Do you feel all the range time is necessary? I think most people that purchase these are looking for that safety factor of having some type of defense. For an inexperienced person, was this a good choice for someone who knows very little about all the fluff anf buff, cleaning, etc.? This weapon does not seem as easy to dismantle and work on as my Barreta. I purchased snap caps to do some FTF pratice and give the wife confidence to handle the weapon. I feel this is a good weapon of choice. I also feel I won't be putting a lot of rounds through it so I hope that is not a problem. Are my assumptions correct? Any advice on this weapon as to care of it? Do I need special tools to fluff and buff? Thanks in advance for your comments.