This is a discussion on Age Poll within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As my HERO, Indiana Jones once said: It's not the years....it's the mileage....
I'm 48. Been carrying since I was a 21 year old junior ...
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December 8th, 2005 11:06 PM
It's not the YEARS...
As my HERO, Indiana Jones once said: It's not the years....it's the mileage....
I'm 48. Been carrying since I was a 21 year old junior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. There has not been a single full year in all those that followed that I have not at some time had a lawful CCW permit in some state. All I can say today is THANK GOD FOR RECIPROCITY!
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
December 8th, 2005 11:06 PM
December 8th, 2005 11:15 PM
Where from originally Steve?
BTW - hope you have ''the goods'' soon.
Chris - P95
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December 8th, 2005 11:42 PM
I'm 22 and just got my permit this summer. I was active duty military and stationed in GA when I turned 21, it just seemed pointless to get a permit there when I couldn't carry on base and rarely ventured off of it. I got my PA permit about a week after coming home. So now I'm closing on about four months of legal carry. It's been a learning experience, and a rewarding one. Now I just need to go get some training.
“Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.” ~Pericles of Athens
Primary Carry - Colt Commander .45 in a Brommeland Max-Con V
December 8th, 2005 11:44 PM
My "Papers" put me at 58, but I think I'm 24.----- Its just been a real rough 24.
Oh yeh? Well this was sent from the scary black electrical box under my desk, so there!
"It aint how good you shoot, it's how cool you look doing it." [Fred Sayer 1994]
Colt XS, Star PD
December 8th, 2005 11:53 PM
Being an old far... Oops, (Can I say that?), anyhow, unlike Chris, I'll admit to carrying flint!
Matter of fact a picture of my main long arm is in the photos section and it is a "rock gun"!
EOD - Initial success or total failure
December 9th, 2005 12:17 AM
Well... I see that I'm in the smallest category , ie the 4%, being a 'golden oldie' 69 years old, but I FEEL like I'm in a much larger one of the brackets with the 'ass kick-ability' I believe (or at least like to tell myself) I still have. I've had my CCW (actually called CCDW in Kentucky which includes ANY and ALL Deadly weapons ) for only a little over a year now and just fired Expert with both my Bushy M4 and also with my Beretta 92FS without prescription glasses (of course except my clear shooting ones) . This is one senior citizen who will make some smart a** punk from thinking I'm 'gray haired easy prey' if need be. This 'walkin' heavy' - 'packin' heat', 'ol' man LOL ...not !....will try to see that that never takes place ! . And if that doesn't work,,, and I still 'lose out'... it's a double penitentiary time felony in KY for an assault/battery ,etc against a senior citizen for the BG if HE 'wins out'..of course I'll hope that the first choice is the one that goes down. Possible LOL's aside ...that's my story and I'm sticking to it !!!
diplomacy ... the art of saying "nice doggie"..while looking for a big rock !!
December 9th, 2005 12:24 AM
I've been carrying daily for 20 years.
No wonder I'm starting to develop a permanent "lean" over toward one side.
I had better start carrying some more extra magazines over on the other side to even myself out.
Last edited by QKShooter; December 9th, 2005 at 02:30 AM.
December 9th, 2005 01:09 AM
I'm 20 and open carry, since that's legal at age 19 here in the state of New Mexico. I don't open carry too often, because I honestly don't want people knowing, I only do when I'm going out someplace where I think I could run into some trouble. I know, I know, "you never know WHEN something's gonna happen" but we all have to admit, there are certain times and places where the risk of an attack is elevated.
When I turn 21 in May, I will get my CCW permit and carry for the rest of my life.
December 9th, 2005 01:11 AM
I'm 71 and have owned a gun of some kind since my first .22 rifle at age 12 or 13. Have had a CCW in Georgia in the 80's and got my Florida CCW this year.
December 9th, 2005 01:15 AM
December 9th, 2005 02:07 AM
Well, I'm almost 50. I've carried, both legal and illegal off and on since I was 21. My first permit was in Indiana, which is where I was born and grew up. Then I got stupid and moved to Chicago, the land of NO CARRY ALLOWED (legally that is). However, that's when the "on and off" started. I started working as a security officer, then added Private Investigator to my job list also.
Then I moved to Michigan, about 6 months before it became a shall issue state. Talk about timing. I've been carrying totally legal ever since.
December 9th, 2005 04:07 AM
Originally Posted by Al Lowe
I'm shooting tomorrow all day....if you want to join me, let me know, I'd love to have you join me.....I'll be shooting the SKS and the 9mm!
si vis pacem, para bellum
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December 9th, 2005 06:13 AM
December 9th, 2005 06:48 AM
Heck...I'm going to be 53 in January...still feel like I'm a lot younger in my mind <do I have one of those?> Been carrying since I was 21 yrs old.....and haven't regretted it.....
No age barriers here, as we're all the same.....a good group of CCW people here....
Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll
December 9th, 2005 07:27 AM
Early 30's here. I have only been carrying about 3 years now.
I have always been pro ccw even as a teen, but some misinformation and incorrect "personal convictions" delayed me a few years in getting mine. Now if I have my pants on, I have a wallet and a weapon. (in all places it is legal to have one that is)
That will be the only place any of us will ever go where it won't ever be needed. I intend to leave mine here so my kids and grandchildren can defend themselves with them.
I plan on entering the pearly gates carrying a concealed firearm!!!
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