You'll do great Terry. Try to convince Judy to go for hers too. (I'll get my wife on her if that will help.)
My wife may be taking a two day carbine combat course this weekend. She just bought her 1st AR & wants to get in there & mix it up with some of the big boys; (LEOs)
Back to your CWP/CCW-
Have you put much thought into you primary carry weapon (PCW)?
The 1911 could be a great choice!
I wouldn't worry about not qualifying. It's not that hard because you start in close & work your way out; all the while getting pointers & feedback from your instructors.
We have people in every class that bring an upon firearm still in the box who have never shot a firearm before that day. My wife & I usually take extra time with the newbies in class. Neither one of us has ever failed to get a student through; even if they have NEVER held a firearm before the day of the class. (Most good instructors are well qualified to handle any difficulties with marksmanship.)
My PCW is a 24/7 ProC 45; carried AIWB in a trimmed down Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe.