I've been shooting all types of guns since I was quite young, and I have routinely had a few rifles in my home for most of my adult life, but today my father surprised me by spontaneously fulfilling my wish for a compact .45. He presented me with a Rock Island Officer's Model today which is exactly my size. After thoroughly familiarizing myself with the pistol, I would like to get my carry liscence and eventually begin carrying the gun on a regular basis. I've never carried a gun on my person before, so I'm not really sure where to start here. The major limiting factor in the learning process for me is going to be money. I can't really afford to spend a lot of money on gear to figure out exactly what is going to work best in terms of holsters, belts, clothing, and so on. The budget is going to be very limited, classes, liscences, and ammo will be pretty much all I can afford. So I'm hoping to be able to take advantage of combined wisdom of the High Roaders in order to get my gear "right the first time" or as close as possible. If I can get a few opinions regarding types of holsters and methods of carry, etc. I would be eternally grateful. Thanks guys!