First trip out CCW

First trip out CCW

This is a discussion on First trip out CCW within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Got my CCW licence on Friday. I can't match the pictorial Wal-mart trip recently posted. That was great! I am a woman, finally got around ...

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    First trip out CCW

    Got my CCW licence on Friday.

    I can't match the pictorial Wal-mart trip recently posted. That was great!

    I am a woman, finally got around to getting my CCW here in Ohio. Been a target shooter for 25 years, off an on with S&W model 66 and my brother's old Colt 22. Brother was killed in Nam, and I inherited his gun collection. Bought a new Smith 649 snubbie to carry. I'm comfortable with the 66 - had it for a long time, but it's a bit big and heavy to carry for me. At least for now, maybe later... LOL

    I have a nerve disease that affects my arms and shoulders and can no longer lift a pistol up to the correct level to shoot - so must have laser sights, so both my S&W have Crimson Trace on now. Didn't shoot for 6 years, and I never thought I could shoot again, till I tried a friend's pistol with the CT. Went the next day and got CT for my 66. Shot a box of 38's through it, then signed up for my CCW class. Even shooting from the low ready position, I had the best groups of anyone I saw in class. With the new Smith, since it weighs less, I can raise it up higher, and if I duck my head a bit, I can sight it the traditional way, so am practicing with it both ways.

    Went out Christmas shopping on my first trip out CCW. Meijer, Kohl's , Home Depot, and had to make a stop at Wal-Mart. Desantis pocket holster for now. Still deciding what type holster to try for carrying with my shoulder disability/mobility problems, so the pocket one works for now. Figure it's better than stuffing it in my purse.

    Went well - I didn't check on it one time! Never worried about printing. Felt right. I also had my other new toy, a nice little SureFire flashlight. I think I walked a lot less like a target when I was going to the car at 11 p.m. alone. I walk with a limp, and rather slow, so it's important to me not to look like a target.

    Glad to be among the "carrying!" Been reading here for a month, now that I have my CCW, finally joined.


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    Congrats to you! Shoot often and safe
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    welcome to one of the best forums on the Net!

    Congratulations on getting your permit. It's probably better that you didn't eat those nachos anyway.

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    Congrats on the permit arrival. Stay safe.
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    Greeting, Welcome and Congrats!!!
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    Congrats to you. Welcome to the site. Be safe and Merry Christmas.
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    Welcome from Mass.
    If you can draw from the pocket, have you thought about appendix carry?
    A good IWB at 1-2 O'Clock might work.
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    Good deal, I'm glad you found a way to carry and a realistic use for a laser! And you're right, pocket carry is light years ahead of "stuffing it in your purse".

    Welcome to the site from a fellow Buckeye. I hope you stick around for a while, there is a ton of info here and truth be told, we could use some more insight from the ladies.
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    Welcome & congrats !!

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    Welcome from another woman. Glad you're here. Stick around.
    It's great that you found something that will work for you. Practice lots, and keep your awareness up.
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