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    This ia a great thread with lots of food for thought. Proper tactical training, I imagine, can be helpful in both preparing and developing heart and mind. With it, hopefully, comes the necessary mental conditioning one needs in order to carry a weapon.

    There is a tactical course here in Flagstaff next month I'll be attending. Afterwards, I'll let folks know my thoughts. Also, maybe at some point I'll drive over to Gunsite (which is really close to where I live - less than an hour drive) and look into that as well.
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    Something we all need to be reminded of once in awhile. Another excellent post with intelligent replys.
    "Let not your heart be troubled." John 14:1

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    Quote Originally Posted by acparmed
    The best training in learning how to fight is in learning how to avoid one.
    another +1. Having the mindset to avoid a problem in the first place will help. But you must also have pre-determined that you can and will do what is necessary if/when the time comes. The paperwork, interviews, civil suits are all bad things...but the alternative is worse.
    eschew obfuscation

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    we all need a constant reminder of why we carry...unfortunately, it's the world we live in

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsrule
    Since I got my CCL , and began carrying , I find that I am
    general ly calmer in stressful situations.

    I think this is because I CHOSE to take on the HUGE
    responsibility of carrying a tool capable of projecting Lethal Force.

    Everything else pales in comparison.
    AK, you know I've noticed the same thing.
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    Great comments from acparmed, madmike, and chris (as well as others). All taken to heart and fit in with my current mindset while I await my CCW.
    -Bill

    "Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."

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    There was an article discussing this very thing in the latest issue of Handguns magazine. The author described several stages of readiness ranging from shooting on occasion to IDPA type practice to actual involvement in a shooting. His arguement was that, short of being involved in a real incident IDPA, or similar, will help put you in a stress position and so enable you to better handle the real situation if you should ever need it. I thought it was a good article, in fact I thought the whole mag was very good this month. Check it out for some good stuff. (No, I don't work for the magazine. )

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    Thank you and Amen!

    Chris,

    No apology needed...its like training...we needed to be reminded and practice, practice, practice.

    Safety, responsibility and the right mindset set us apart from those who choose not to take responsibility for thier own safety in a world that demands it.

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    wow antis need to check out this forum. Do you guys have any idea how straight headed you sound and your not even doing it on purpose.
    "In those days, there was a lot more respect for other people and it showed in peoples values.... Today the word value means nothing more than something you get on the $1 menu at McDonald's." -BARK'N

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    I am Afraid I do

    Mccattack,

    May sound staid but, I do not carry to start a fight! I carry for when I can not run!

    All I can think of is a phrase from the old AD&D days.

    "Run Away, RUN AWAY"

    First option is boogie out if possible!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmiked
    Mccattack,

    May sound staid but, I do not carry to start a fight! I carry for when I can not run!

    <SNIP>
    The above and, "I carry because when I put on my gun I get the same feeling I get when I walk out of the voting booth", have got to be among the best gun quotes I've ever read. So much said with so few words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tele_mark
    The above and, "I carry because when I put on my gun I get the same feeling I get when I walk out of the voting booth", have got to be among the best gun quotes I've ever read. So much said with so few words.
    I hope that's not quite true, or once I get my permit I'll be taking a lot of showers....

    Seriously though, even with less than ideal candidates, voting is more important to me than CCW. Do a google search on

    e voting
    voter verifiable
    diebold

    for some scary stuff. Diebold is a company that makes ATMs and voting machines. For some reason they believe that voting machines need far less security and auditability than ATMs.

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