Welcome from Montana.
This is a discussion on New and waiting for my Florida CCW... within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Hi Guys, First off, THANK YOU to all the existing members of this board for the wealth of information and the good-natured atmosphere here on ...
First off, THANK YOU to all the existing members of this board for the wealth of information and the good-natured atmosphere here on DefensiveCarry.com. You should be proud of the community you have built here (reminds me a bit of the other board I frequent, XDTalk). I hope in time that I'll have something useful to contribute too.
Anyways, I'm a fairly new gun owner having bought a Springfield XD40 Service in December 07.
Due to a LOT of administrative errors by the State, my Florida CCW has been pending approval since February... yeah, 6 months, but I recently learned over the phone that I have been approved! Yes!
So, I have had quite a learning curve with CCW holsters and belts and now I'm not really sure I want to carry a gun as large as the 4" Service. To put my toe in the water I've ordered a cheapo #5 Uncle Mike's IWB holster and a Galco gun belt. I figure that will let me test the concept of concealed carrying the gun and if it works for me will go for either an M-Tac or a K&D Dakota - otherwise I may be in the market for a smaller carry gun - the wife will just LOVE that!
I'll be sure to post my findings and I look forward to chatting with you all.
Last edited by FloridaPhil; August 14th, 2008 at 01:06 PM.
Welcome from Montana.
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Welcome from Alabama, Phil.
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Welcome to the forum from Virginia. As far as a 4" barrel on a carry gun goes, it shouldn't be any problem for concealing. Both my primary and secondary carry guns have 4" barrels, and alot of guys carry 5" 1911's with no problem. The right rig makes a world of difference.
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welcome! sucks about your CWL, I thought mine would take forever and I "only" had to wait 6 weeks!
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