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Old 07-04-2011, 12:58 AM   #41
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Not to turn this thread into one we've all seen many times (Should I carry with one in the chamber?), BUT....

I carry hot (1911 with safety on or LCP with a long DAO trigger) because I am mostly worried that the sudden stress of a critical encounter would get me flustered enough that I only want to deal with a more limited number of procedures to complete.

If one does not regularly carry hot, then one must practice the procedure of Draw/Chamber/Point/Fire over and over and over so that chambering is second nature. Perhaps even practicing in front of the TV with snap caps.

You may already do that. I'm just throwing that in for the reading audience.
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Are you concerned about the gun malfunctioning, a situation where the trigger is accidentally pulled, or both?

I'm not trying to pounce, I'm just trying to understand another person's POV.
First, let me make it clear that I'm comfortable carrying in condition 1.

("cocked and locked")

Second, I carry to primarily to exercise RKBA. I'm a range shooter, and a

peaceable, fun-loving guy, not some hard-on with an axe to grind.

Third, while there IS a first for everything, in 50+ years of life I've NEVER

had to mortally defend myself using a knife, tire iron, baseball bat

or anything else.

Fourth, while I've never had a mortal defense scenario unfold, I've had

my fair share of accidents, who hasn't? So I submit it as logical,

in my life, at least, that I'm much more prone to ND than SD.

And it would be one hell of a thing if my CCW caused the very

type of death it is supposed to prevent.

Note, this isn't what TO DO, it's what I do...

(Bear in mind that I'm not uncomfortable about going hot when the

threat level rises.)

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Benefits of getting a carry permit:
2) Easier to transport your own firearms without fear of potential legal issues.
I have carried three US Army issue M16A2 rifles in my POV at one time on and off post.. Tell me how legal that is..lol
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No downside to a CCW

WA state has a waiting period on handguns which you get to forgo with a CCW, that alone makes it worth the expense and hassle.

Should you elect to carry, beyond the obvious advise of getting some serious training in gun handling and deadly force laws for your area, also, remember that "concealed" means "concealed".

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Ah, fair enough and perfectly logical.
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Okay. Just wondered. I just have the "what if" mentality. But, i guess if you train to draw/chamber/aim/fire to where you are competent to be able to do it in an "oh s**t" situation. More power to ya.
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Okay. Just wondered. I just have the "what if" mentality. But, i guess if you train to draw/chamber/aim/fire to where you are competent to be able to do it in an "oh s**t" situation. More power to ya.
I'll make out better than if I had nothing to begin with.

I tend to plan well, be alert, and make good decisions regarding personal

safety. Got along without the benefit of a CCW for a long time in a state where

the law only allows criminals to be armed, then the cops get pissed if

you get jumped, report it, and cut into their donut time...
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Not to turn this thread into one we've all seen many times (Should I carry with one in the chamber?), BUT.
A good compact revolver is my carry choice. If the situation involves more than 5 shots I probably should not have gotten into it in the first place.
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Well said. I carry a not so compact revolver myself. 6 rounds of 357 should be plenty.
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When I first started to carry, I wouldn't carry hot because I was afraid an accident could happen and someone would get hurt. But as the years went on; I grew as a c.p.l. holder both in skill and mentality. You have to be comfortable with what your doing. I think we all need to carry hot. So with that having been said; one needs to get the right gun for them as well as a good comfortable holster and practice, practice, practice.
I hope this helps and may you never need to draw your gun.
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