My first concealed carry.

Discussion in 'Concealed Carry' started by firedawg60, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. lrgcal4fun

    lrgcal4fun Well-Known Member

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    Hay All,



    The only "thigh" holsters I've seen are meant for open carry. They are intend to be used in tactical use such as a SWAT team would encounter. Makes the pistol easier to draw when you are crouching behind cover, etc. I've never seen one for concealed carry.



    I can't recommend too highly the importance of getting training for Concealed Carry. One needs to know both the gun handling and the law. If your budget won't allow taking a class from a certified trainer, collect books and DVDs from recognized trainers and study them carefully. And, of course, practice a lot with an empty gun. As has been mentioned on this forum before, its real easy to make a deadly mistake. If one don't know the law, its equally easy to make a mistake that lands in prison.
     
  2. JustBen

    JustBen Well-Known Member

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    If you go to the TDI website they have some good video's under "media" that can get you started with gun handling techniques. www.tdiohio.com
     

  3. Torgo

    Torgo Well-Known Member

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    @4fun - I am glad to hear you say that.....I thought the same way, and I read a post where a guy kept saying he conceals on his thigh, and I was completely baffeled at how.



    as to your follow the laws and such comment, I am with you on that too. They are changing ever so quickly here in AZ, that I have no choice but to keep up with them.
     
  4. john118242

    john118242 Active Member

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    hello every one been a few weeks since i have been on and i have been pricing guns and studying practicing with fake guns and my bb gun just around the house and its a lot to think about . im literally days away from buying my first hand gun its amazing feeling big step for me . i have decided to look for another gun instead of the smith and wesson sigma 40 caliber only because i have heard mixed things about them i might still go with it but just looking at other options . im starting to love the glock 19 but havent had it in my hand yet so we will see monday when i go and just look at some guns . any suggestions?
     
  5. lastrebel

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    John .I`m sorta newbie but you need ask self pistol or revolver.If a pistol try keltect p 9 if a revolver try a rugar lcr 38.Goggel what you like where you can find reveiws ,or try youtube .I like revolvers becouse they are almost foul proof (no jams ect ) .And dont be afraid to spend the extra 20.00-50.00 dollars on it as your conceal is your best friend .Get fmj to practice with and hollow points in it when you go out .Enjoy ,good luck,be safe.
     
  6. GOANRA

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    john118242, the Glock 19 is one of the highest rated semis out there. A great range gun. Affordable ammo.



    However, for a self defense sidearm, I would go with the .40 cal Glock 22, or the slightly smaller Glock 23. [I carried a G23 as a duty arm for a while]

    The .40S&W cal is a walloper. I once saw a fellow take two in the chest [G22]... he was a goner before he hit the pavement.



    My favorite 'business' calibers are: 45acp, .357Mag & .40S&W... in that order. [besides effectiveness, prosecutors & juries count holes and will hold them against you]



    With Glocks, you need to consider having to keep the trigger covered at all times since there is no manual safety. Otherwise, they are near perfect.
     
  7. john118242

    john118242 Active Member

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    hey guys its been a while sorry forgot my log in lol . i ended up getting the sigma 40 love it 250 rounds not carrying yet still trainning . since i started posting here ive shot a few guns high end ones like kimber 1911 and a compact one and a m16 my freind owns them and he let me shoot around a bit

    right now im just carrying a tazer and a knife and a police baton works for now til i have practiced enough
     
  8. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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  9. john118242

    john118242 Active Member

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    what do u carry ulgydog
     
  10. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    .38 snubbie,.380 ruger lcp and bersa,sometimes i carry my med frame .40 cal,I,m a small framed man and can,t carry cannons...............it shows...
     
  11. john118242

    john118242 Active Member

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    kool. . im a big guy so all the subcompact stuff is like to small . how many magazines do u carry when out and around?
     
  12. firedawg60

    firedawg60 Member

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    Sounds good john. Don't shy away from the subs, they can make a good bug. I've got a Glock 27 and really like it. I'm not all that big and it conceals good.
     
  13. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    I don,t carry alot of reloads,more stuff to carry ,I don,t feel like if crap happens i,m going to be in a war,some guys like the feel of more ammo on them god bless them im good with it..........
     
  14. john118242

    john118242 Active Member

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    firedawg- i'll give them a try i just dont like my picky hanging off the grip feels awkward idk they are fun to shoot at the range but in a stressed situation i dont see my self gripping it right to fire right away
     
  15. john118242

    john118242 Active Member

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    ulgydog- have u been in a situaiton where u have had to draw ur firearm or felt like u needed to?
     
  16. JustBen

    JustBen Well-Known Member

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  17. robalan

    robalan Well-Known Member

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    Mmmm I bet the first post on this topic was deleted.
     
  18. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    john 1 time in a bathroom stall of all places, 2 young guys where in the room checking me out to roll me in a bad part of town,I pulled my weapen prepairing myself mentally,thank god it did,nt go any farther..........they never came thru the crapper door,i was ready thu....
     
  19. smith6906

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    i usually carry 3 mags on me at all times. Carry a glock 38 in .45 GAP. 8rnd mags plus the chamber round gives me 25 rounds. not too much. not too little.



    only had to draw twice......so far. lets home it stays at that number :-D