Finally got it!

Finally got it!

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    Finally got it!

    Turned 21 a few weeks ago and I was finally able pick up my CW permit today! I'm pumped.

    Any words of advice from you experienced carriers?
    Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.

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    Congratulations!! Apply all the safety rules at all times. Try to get some professional training and practice as much as possible. Get a good holster and gun belt and stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boricua View Post
    Congratulations!! Apply all the safety rules at all times. Try to get some professional training and practice as much as possible. Get a good holster and gun belt and stay safe.
    Couldnt agree more. Congrats and welcome to the nationwide club.
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    Remember; holding the power of life and death in your hands is a grate responsibility.

    Now that you can carry avoid trouble and only use your firearm to protect and defend.

    Stay SA and use good judgment and keep your cool.

    I only wished I could have started carrying when I was 21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    Remember; holding the power of life and death in your hands is a grate responsibility.

    Now that you can carry avoid trouble...
    Great point! It doesnt take much to get it revoked. I know since i got mine a couple years ago that im that much more restrained and avoid situations at all costs, that and im 31 years old and dont need to be acting dumb anymore (or very minimally)
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    Congrats! PA is now a little bit safer.
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    Congrats BlackShadow... be safe and don't shoot at any shadows

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    Good job, train train train, learn your gun(s) carry safely and let that weapon become a part of your body, do your research, any questions you have can be answered here there are a lot of knowledgeable people on here
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    Welcome and congrats! I feel safer already.

    Advice? hmmmmm... Know your local laws and keep your emotions in check. That is really all there is to it.
    "a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility" - Bill Clinton 2010.

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    Congrats on the new permit and turning 21...
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    Congratulations ! You now have the ability to take a life ,with this right I hope we don't hear about some 21 year old was arrested for doing damngerous acts with a firearm.You are an exception
    make us proud !!! Good luck with your ccw.
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    Congrats on turning 21 & the arrival of your carry permit! Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackShadow0 View Post
    Turned 21 a few weeks ago and I was finally able pick up my CW permit today! I'm pumped.

    Any words of advice from you experienced carriers?
    Happy belated birthday, and congrats.
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    A few from common sense and things I've picked up here:

    1. Whenever you are armed you should always be "condition yellow." There may not be a specific threat, but you expect something might happen at any time and keep an eye out for things that identify a specific threat.
    2. Always carry with a round in the chamber. If you have to see a threat, assess the threat, then draw, rack, and fire, you will be too slow. Even without racking your chances of surviving the threat are not good without training.
    3. You are the weapon, the gun is a tool. I think it is important to carry other tools (knife, flashlight, etc)
    4. Practice some hand to hand techniques, especially for gun retention in case someone tries to take it from you
    5. Always practice the way you want to perform
    6. Dry-fire practice is just as important as time actually shooting. Make sure you can draw, present, and holster your weapon efficiently
    7. Practice gun clearing drills so you're prepared for a malfunction
    8. Carry an extra mag whenever possible
    9. Being aware of your situation is the most important thing!!!
    10. Know when you can legally shoot and mentally prepare yourself with scenarios so you don't have to hyper-analyze in the moment
    11. Concealed is concealed!!!
    12. If you have to leave your firearm in your car, make sure it is locked and out of site. It is best to put it where you want it before you get to your destination, rather than showing a watchful criminal right where to find it

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    Thanks for all the advice, guys.

    For the past few weeks, I've been practicing being more SA and trying to get a feel for how I should handle myself while carrying.

    One of my big concerns is making sure that it stays concealed. I've got a G23, so it won't be the easiest thing to tuck away. I've got an IWB holster on the way, so we'll see how that does.
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