My CPL is about 3-5 weeks away. In the meantime, I've ordered some low-cost holsters, two IWB and one OWB. They arrived today so for the next few weeks I'll be carrying at home and at work (these are the same places as we work from home) which is legal in WA: The OWB holster is a cheap nylon number, but it holds the 1911 great. I'm practicing with a full mag loaded but nothing chambered. I want to get used to the weight and the feel. It also has a pouch for an extra mag, and I've got that filled as well. I'm liking the OWB for home carry. After a week or so of that, I'll switch to the IWB (a nice slim suede leather holster) and see how that works out. I ordered both a left-hand and right hand so that I can try it in different positions (mainly 2 and 4 o'clock). I'm curious to see what a loaded 1911 feels like that way. I'm guessing I'll prefer the 4 o'clock just because of the size of the beast. I'll also need to practice drawing. I'll start with a mag loaded but nothing chambered (don't want to shoot my butt off, or worse). Once I feel like I've got good muscle memory (doing it with eyes closed, in my sleep, while making whoopie… well maybe not that last one), I'll chamber a round and draw and shoot. I'm really looking forward to this. It's exciting to taking charge of my own security. Anything else I should be doing while I wait for my CPL?