Wow, this changes things.
I'm a bit older than the op but didn't wanna apply because I didn't wanna waste the money and not get accepted on the basis of "I'm too young," guess I'll have to try. My record is also clean on all counts.
Congratulations, any advice OP? seriously, the only thing keeping me from applying is my age.......
I even bought 2 guns to do the job right, but they're just sitting there waiting for me to get older.