February 25th, 2007 02:44 PM
New to this site and received my CCW
hello to everyone!! this site is great!! i received my CCW for arizona a week ago and im trying to get used to concealed carry. for some reason i feel like im doing something wrong. i hope it gets easier over time. i have a question about keeping a round in the chamber while daily carry. do you guys recomend it or should i leave it unchambered? any input would be great. thanks!
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February 25th, 2007 02:56 PM
February 25th, 2007 03:11 PM
Welcome to the forum, and congrats! Yeah, it took me about 3 weeks of constant carry for it to feel second nature. Now .. honestly .. if I don't have my piece with me, it doesn't feel natural.
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February 25th, 2007 03:40 PM
Welcome from Alabama. You might want to search for threads about Wal-Mart trips after receiving your permit. Getting into an environment where there are lots of people helps you to adjust to the fact that people really are not looking at you. This in turn helps you to relax and become more comfortable with carrying a concealed weapon. You'll find those threads and more great info and discussion here.
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February 25th, 2007 03:49 PM
Congrats on getting the permit. If you search for something like ''one in the pipe'' you may well find a thread or two regarding folk's views on it.
You'll find typically that we consider a gun not in condition 1 to be something akin to a rock!! Seriously - one in the pipe is essential if possible and you might need to further familiarize with your carry choice.
That said if it is an XD - no contest - one in the pipe for sure! The main area where a few people have problems is having enough ''trust'' of gun and self with the 1911 family, re keeping them con 1. It is essential to be fully fluent and proficient with the chosen choice for carry - and so more practice and dry fire even could well help.
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February 25th, 2007 04:00 PM
February 25th, 2007 04:13 PM
Proper trigger discipline (Keeping your finger out of the trigger guard until the sights are on the target) is the key...practice it a lot..
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February 25th, 2007 04:58 PM
Welcome , and Congrats. Personaly I would not own a gun for ccw that i felt was unsafe with a round ready to go .
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February 25th, 2007 05:05 PM
You are. You're doing what's currently viewed as the single most un-PC thing you can do. You're failing to listen to what the mega media wags tell you is good for you. You're going with your heart and head, realizing how silly that really is. You're taking personal responsibility for your right to life, by putting your money where your mouth is. You're entering a new position of being better able to protect yourself and your family. Kudos!!!!
Originally Posted by teamcnabb05
Yes, it gets easier. Nobody cares. Nobody's looking at you. So long as the outline of your rig is not "printing," there won't be any sky falling down. Folks have their own worries. Just don't continually fidget, pick at it, etc. (It's why Wal-Mart seems to be the traditional, proverbial place to go, once you first start carrying, 'cause all of your radar signals are going to be firing in that joint. Once you can handle the art of "quiet undercover" there, you can handle it anywhere.)
Depends on the weapon. I've got a CZ P01. It's got no safety, but a decocker. It's DA the first pull, then SA for subsequent pulls. It's highly safe to put one in the chamber, then holster it. I had a S&W 442 revolver for some years, and a revolver (of course) is designed to be worn that way. Basically, so long as you have a holster that fully protects the trigger/guard area, and so long as holstering (or re-holstering) your firearm doesn't risk pulling that trigger, then you should be fine. It comes down to this: why grant the BG any advantage, by your having to first rack the slide if your life is threatened? If you can think of a good reason to do that, then by all means leave 'em in the magazine only.
... a question about keeping a round in the chamber while daily carry.
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February 25th, 2007 05:05 PM
Welcome from Tennessee and congrats on the CCW!
February 25th, 2007 05:05 PM
A chambered round will give you an advantage of at least a couple seconds when you really need it. Know your gun. Put a lot of rounds through it and carry it where ever you can and you will soon be comfortable carrying it.
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February 25th, 2007 05:06 PM
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February 25th, 2007 05:30 PM
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February 25th, 2007 05:55 PM
Welcome from Middle Tennessee!
February 25th, 2007 06:00 PM
Welcome from southern Louisiana!
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