Got my dad to see the light
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Post By jwinston
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May 16th, 2012 06:54 PM
Got my dad to see the light
My dad and I got our carry permits at the same time. I started carrying with a round chambered right away. I couldnt convince my dad to do so. He was convinced that he could draw and get one chambered just as quick as I could just draw. Im wasnt going to argue the point with him as that would be like fighting with a concrete block. He kept it in his back pocket(no pocket holster) which is fine if its not chambered. We got to talking again about it yesterday and you could see the wheels turning in his head when we talked at length about one in the pipe. He just didnt like the idea of a pocket holster. He wears suspenders all the time and therefore keeps his shirts in. And no IWB is not going to happen with this man. I told him about the small pouches for the belt, You know the ones that look like a larger cell case. Well he got one today and now likes the idea of having it on his side and NOW keeps one in the chamber. We talked about how the LCP didnt need a physical safety as the trigger pull was in fact the safety. I told him as long as the trigger is protected that the gun isnt going to jump out and start firing on its own. He loves the pouch to keep it in and I feel better that he is at the ready more now than before. I feel that the old man can handle his own if needed, now so more than ever.
May 16th, 2012 07:15 PM
good for you; what a great thing to share. there is no such thing as not having something to talk about now
May 16th, 2012 07:34 PM
Took your dad some time to work out the 'bugs', but it sound like things are going well now.
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May 16th, 2012 07:37 PM
That's good news. IMO if you carry unchambered you aren't mentally prepared to carry at all, and are more likely to be "handing" over a gun to an assailant.
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May 16th, 2012 07:49 PM
Us "old dogs" can learn a new trick now and then...
May 16th, 2012 09:23 PM
I keep trying to convince my dad to keep his home defense Glock 19 loaded. He keeps the unloaded gun in the dresser and a loaded magazine on top of the TV stand, about 6' high. It really annoys me. He's afraid one of my sisters kids will find it when they're over. I can appreciate that. I want to buy him a GunVault. I don't thin he's interested though.
May 16th, 2012 10:07 PM
Fathers Day is comming up, hint hint, wink.
May 16th, 2012 10:50 PM
Glad you helped improve his readiness. Good deal.
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