Just completed CCW course
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection > Just completed CCW course

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 46
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Just completed CCW course

Hi all, I just took the CCW class for FL, and have an appointment next month to submit the application in person. I've wanted to do this for quite awhile, and finally did it. Of course, now I have an excuse to buy a new handgun! I have a Ruger GP100 .357 magnum for home defense (among other things), but it seems pretty large to be concealed very well, especially in the FL heat. I'm currently considering the Ruger LCP semi auto, or the LCR revolver. Anyone carry one of these? Like it, Hate it?

__________________
flbandit is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-14-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CA357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 19,871
Liked 1175 Times on 510 Posts
Likes Given: 2978

Default

Congratulations.

I had an LCP, but didn't carry it concealed so I can't help. It was a good little pistol.

__________________
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”Samuel Adams
CA357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 05:06 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IGETEVEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tornado \"Just Blow Me\" Alley,Oklahoma U.S.A.
Posts: 8,424
Liked 27 Times on 21 Posts

Default

Congrats on your process for CC!

The wife loves her LCR. It is light and very concealable.

__________________
Jack

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!

"There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter." - Hemingway

“The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.”
IGETEVEN is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1419 Times on 808 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

My daughter has the Elsie Pea (LCP) and I hate to shoot it! Did I say hate? It's much more than hate.

I have the Elsie Ahrrr (LCR) and think it has THE best DA trigger I have shot and I have two S&W wheel guns!

I got mine when they first came out in .38 Spl. I wish they had the .357 Mag option but not bad enough to sell the 38 for the 357.

This gun is a natural point shooter and easy to manage. The crimson trace handguard is NOT worth the up-charge plus you lose the benifit of the Hogue Tamer grip vs the CT hard rubber grip.

LCR with a Clip-Draw



A Canebrake, South Florida, field tested, 95º/95% carry piece.

__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 10:31 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pasco Cty.FL
Posts: 6,608
Liked 2515 Times on 1434 Posts
Likes Given: 1962

Default

Don't forget, the specific Florida law regarding concealed carry is

"on or about the person", so a rucksack, beltpack, vest,

heavy jacket(obviously, not in summer) or any other carry

container which won't "print" the object inside to be a gun,

is also fine.

I CCW any one of my range pistols, because I don't care for

the shorter barreled pistols. If it doesn't look like I'm carrying any

belt-pack or rucksack, it's because I'm pulling a little red wagon

with a mortar in a cardboard box...

__________________
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
utf59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Orange Park,FL
Posts: 671
Liked 42 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

Another FL resident/CCW here. I carry a Springfield XDM 4.5. I have carried my S&W 586 in the past. If I' dressing up a bit, I pocket-carry a Glock 27.

I am, however, a fairly large man. And I do dress accordingly.

the only real mistake I've seen people make when selecting a very small gun for carry is that they end up not practicing with it much because it's no fun to shoot. So I recommend either getting something that you'll shoot, or get something and its "big brother" — like a Glock 26 and a Glock 17. So you can have fun with one and still be reasonably proficient with the other.

__________________

"An armed society is a polite society." — Robert A. Heinlein

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military."
— William S. Burroughs

utf59 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pasco Cty.FL
Posts: 6,608
Liked 2515 Times on 1434 Posts
Likes Given: 1962

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by utf59 View Post
Another FL resident/CCW here. I carry a Springfield XDM 4.5. I have carried my S&W 586 in the past. If I' dressing up a bit, I pocket-carry a Glock 27.

I am, however, a fairly large man. And I do dress accordingly.

the only real mistake I've seen people make when selecting a very small gun for carry is that they end up not practicing with it much because it's no fun to shoot. So I recommend either getting something that you'll shoot, or get something and its "big brother" — like a Glock 26 and a Glock 17. So you can have fun with one and still be reasonably proficient with the other.
There ya go. This works fine, IMO, too.
__________________
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
WDB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nonya,WA
Posts: 3,991
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I like the LCR and Cane explained the reasons why it is a good choice. I chose a S&W 642 as I am a S&W wheel gun guy and found it before I found a LCR. Over all I'm happy with the piostol, I did change out the grips to get more hand on the grip, the stock LCR grip is a bit better.

guns-006.jpg  
__________________

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
If you're really bored, I'm your huckleberry. If you really want a challenge, I'm the one.

If you're really smart, you'll just peddle your paint.
WDB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 12:58 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Polygon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 832
Liked 68 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 113

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by utf59 View Post
the only real mistake I've seen people make when selecting a very small gun for carry is that they end up not practicing with it much because it's no fun to shoot. So I recommend either getting something that you'll shoot, or get something and its "big brother" — like a Glock 26 and a Glock 17. So you can have fun with one and still be reasonably proficient with the other.
This is a great point. My first CC was a Kel Tec P3AT which is a .380 if you don't know. That gun was not even close to fun to shoot. Talk about having sore hands after going to the range. However, since I knew there was the possibility my life could depend on my proficiency with the gun I forced myself to take it to the range to practice.

I would try anything you're considering if you can before you decide to carry it. Now I carry a Kahr PM9 which is a 9mm. It's not much bigger or heavier to carry than my .380 was. It's not as painful to shoot. And there are other benefits too. They are a little spendy so if you're on a budget check out the CM9 which is a budget version of the PM9. Certainly something I would suggest checking out.
__________________
Polygon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2011, 01:20 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lubbock,TX
Posts: 454
Liked 117 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

If you are looking at ruger try out the LC9 its not much bigger than the LCP and its 9mm. I have one and I think its fun to shoot. I am about as big around as a toothpick and can still easily conceal it with a good IWB holster while wearing just jeans and a tshirt.

__________________
bigbomar4 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Completed Sale: Michiana Dillinger Sponsor Display 1 10-14-2009 03:50 PM
CZ collection completed Kestral Semi-Auto Handguns 7 11-18-2008 05:13 AM
My Completed AR "Desert Warrior" RONSERESURPLUS DIY Projects 2 07-12-2008 07:56 PM