Hey guys this is my first post here but defiantly not my first visit. After visiting this site along with countless others I decided to purchase the XD .40 service OD model as my first pistol. I had look at many other brands, and visited every gun shop/pawn shop in my area and after weighting the pros and cons the XD just seemed better for my needs. I should be picking it up as soon as I get back fro Puerto Rico for a wedding and am anticipating my arrival home. But what I would like to know as a firs time pistol owner is if there is any good literature on handgun owner ship and enhancing my shooting proficiency. I plan on taking a safety course but I'm not sure if I want to spend the money on lessons. Any help would be appreciated.