Welcome from Virginia.
This is a discussion on noobie within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; New guy here. New CC holder as well. I am 66 and not built even to arm wrestle Pee Wee Herman. But I can shoot ...
New guy here. New CC holder as well.
I am 66 and not built even to arm wrestle Pee Wee Herman. But I can shoot OK.
My CC permit will arrive in a week or so. Before I applied I spent a considerable amount of time (~2 yrs!) on gun and self-defense blogs (including reading this one). Concealed carry seemed to be a giant can of worms, so I took my time. It seems to me that the most important course for me once I get the permit might be “How To Defend Yourself and Stay Out of Prison.” Half of me for a long time asked, “Do I really want to get into this?” The other half contemplates me all beat up, lying on the floor, with my wife lying on the floor after being raped etc. etc.] The second half finally won out.
I don’t want to make my first post long and boring, so I’ll just say this. Carrying a gun looks like a crapshoot. From my reading, my best bets are to be ready to run away from trouble, or take any number of insults (even to my wife), meanwhile finding a good lawyer, and maybe investing in self-defense insurance (Second Call looks pretty good. Does anyone know anything about it?), then hope for a neutral jury after I have (justifiably) shot some rich dude’s loved one, so as to be ruined by him financially in a civil suit, even if I am acquitted twice. Surely seems like double jeopardy to me.
My carry piece (for my pocket--works great!) is a Ruger LCR in 38 sp, loaded with Hornady XTP 38+P ammo. I thought about this little gun ever since it came out (I think it was 2009). I waited until this year so as to be able to read some reviews. This little gun is the second woman in my life. Out of the box I blasted away (38 sp, two hands, shootin' slow) at 7 yards to get a 4 inch group with the first four rounds (saving the fifth for an ammo check), hardly even trying. This trigger practically shoots itself. S W E E E E T.
Anyway, enough gushing. That’s my first bleat.
I hope to learn a lot from all you folks!
Welcome from Virginia.
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Welcome from Pennsyl-tucky and nice choice for SD firearm
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Hello and welcome.
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Welcome to the forum from SW Ohio.
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Hi 44hooter! Welcome to the forum from Texas. This is a great place to learn and to share! I carry a 3rd Gen Glock 30 SF. Congrats on making the important decision to carry and to defend yourself and your loved ones.
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You have come to the best place to learn and to share. There are a lot of very knowledgeable and caring people on the forum.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy!
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You picked the best CC forum on the net "44hooter". Welcome and greetings from the great state of Texas. There's lots and lots of good folks here from all over. You can learn much here, I have. You're gonna like it here. We old guys gotta stick together.
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Welcome to the forum!!
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Welcome aboard from Orygun! Having a gun available is just a last resort tool. Act like you would if you didn't have a gun with you until it is critical to use it.
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Welcome from Alabama
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Welcome from Rhode Island!
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from Central Florida!
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Hi from TN. Theres a reason they call our Mountains "The Smokeys", yah know.
Welcome from KS.
As far as your concerns about IF to carry, WHEN to carry, ...etc.
Here are some thoughts I have:
1) Avoid trouble. If you can't seek cover!
2) My weapon is to protect me and my family. For everyone else, I'll be a good witness.
3) Carry cellphone and pistol.
I have a liability insurance policy (not thru Second Call) AND lawyers phone #s in my phone. I should write those down and keep with my CCL.