This is a discussion on Central Oklahoma checking in! within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I was checking on S&W 469 prices and came across a link to this site. I have already posted a couple of times and thought ...
I was checking on S&W 469 prices and came across a link to this site. I have already posted a couple of times and thought I might want to post here.
I'm a former police officer with approx 12 yrs of full time PD work and 3 yrs of reserve. I got out because I got injured and can no longer run. I can jog, but not very fast and I decided I didn't want to get anyone hurt (or myself) because I was unable to move quickly.
Anywho, I have been a civilian since 1997 and have had a CCW permit since that time. I prefer to carry DA guns concealed, and have a preference for either .357 mag or 45ACP. I usually have a S&W 686 6" in the car between the seats and carry an S&W 4516 concealed, in a pancake.
My philosophy on a CCW is you need to carry the same gun, all the time, carried the same way, every time. I used to work with guys on the PD that would carry a different weapon depending upon their clothing and carry it in a different place. All of my training has been a strong side carry on my right hip, with the safety off. If I do happen to carry IWB it is as a last resort. It is still carried on my right hip. I don't want to lose that 1/2 second of reaction trying to disengage the safety and remember where I am carrying my gun today.
OK--I didn't mean to write so much, I just got carried away. I like this site and hope to learn something about some of the newer model guns out now.
Thanks for your patience!
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