Couldnt find an introduction forum so I am doing it here. Name is Chris I am 19 and am seriously considering getting an XD40 this weekend with my tax return dough. This forum is awesome and Ive already had quite a few laughs especially from that Mall Ninja! I have a few questions about making my purchase though. My father will be purchasing it for me as I am of course under age to purchase. The only thing I dont want to do is register this firearm. Ive checked state laws and they say that it is not required for any firearm to be registered. Just a simple backround check and thats it. My question is do I have to register my firearm if I buy it at a dealer or is it just a backround check? And the same question for gunshows because I would prefer to get it at a gunshow since Ive never been to one and there is one this weekend. This will be my first handgun and the only handgun Ive ever shot is my dads S&W .357 revolver which was quite scary, lol. Ive always been fascinated by how the semi-autos functioned and looked and I will probably kiss and hug this gun for a long time. Thanks!!!