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My first concealed carry.

For those legally permitted to carry a weapon or wanting to obtain their concealed pistol license.

Postby lrgcal4fun » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:42 pm

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.
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Postby JustBen » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:20 pm

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
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Postby Torgo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:33 am

@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.
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Postby john118242 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:32 am

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?
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Postby lastrebel » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:39 am

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.
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Postby GOANRA » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:05 pm

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.
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Postby john118242 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:57 pm

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
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Postby ulgydog56 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:17 pm

good man......
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Postby john118242 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:37 pm

what do u carry ulgydog
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Postby ulgydog56 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:46 pm

.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...
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