Preparing for CCW

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by 308Wins, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. 308Wins

    308Wins New Member

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    I've been around guns most of my life, love them to the core. So the safety of my environment goes above most things with them. But have never been able to conceal carry, still not quite old enough. My question is, do you think gun safety classes would be necessary?
     
  2. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Well in most states you have to take a safety course of some sort (state specific) in order to get your CCW license. Is that enough? In my view,yes. Some states are more strict than others. Personally I think the individual knows better than anyone else if he's ready to carry. As long as you understand all the legalities associated with it and are reasonably proficient, I think you will know when you feel comfortable enough to carry concealed.

    That may not have been helpful at all, now that I think of it....
     

  3. 308Wins

    308Wins New Member

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    There's a class I've got to take to get the CCW, basically to let them know I know which end the bullets come out of, but that's it.
    And I appreciate the input
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Most of the state mandated CCW training concerns legal issues. The rules for carry and use. The rest of the traning allows the instructor to judge if you are a sound candidate for carrying a concealed firearm. Conduct yourself as a responsible gun owner and follow all range commands.
    NRA Certified Inst.:)
     
  5. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Here in texas the course is 8 hours for the first time and 4 hours for Renew. Then you have to renew every 5 years. The first 4 hours is basic safety training like this is a gun it goes bang. The next 4 is where you can conceal and the current laws and shooting, you have to score a certain score on the shooting test to pass. Though I believe it is not necessary training for most of us, there are a few here and there just decide out of the blue to get a gun and carry NOW! So for that I appreciate the class and put up with it without complaints. Plus I usually get to meet some pretty cool people!
     
  6. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Texas has some very strict rules concerning CCWs. I am in a Constitutional carry state no CCW for a citizen to carry concealed or open. We do offer permits so citizens can travel to other states. :)
     
  7. AR10

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    You hail a cab, and as you enter the back seat, a woman is being rapped inside. The driver is buzz drunk on caffeine drinks, and wearing headphones. You have a 45 on your hip. What do you do?

    You go to enter an elevator and four guys are standing inside with baseball bats. Again you have your 45, what do you do?

    Your neighbor is beating to death, your cherished pet dog, on his side of the fence, with his garden shovel. Again, you have your 45, what do you do?

    How you answer these threats, depending on what state you live in, will determine your level of freedoms over the next days, months, years. A CHP class by the NRA is a requirement in my state, and most states. Taking such a class, will tell you where your responsibilities are when you are attacked, see someone else being attacked, and how to limit yourself to attacks in the first place.
     
  8. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Those are interesting questions. However it is not that simple. The results of these confrontations will vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another. We now have racial complication and other social conditions to consider.:(
     
  9. winds-of-change

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  11. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No I do not. When they start requiring people to 'get certified' to vote I will go along with the requirement to 'get certified' to carry a gun!!! :mad:
     
  12. AR10

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    Off topic, but I cannot resist, you have to be 35 to hold office as president, . If you had to be 35 to vote for president, we would not be in the mess we are in now. Throw in requiring a job, home owner, debt free except for home loan and one car and college loans. If I were running things, also require white male, gun owner, and drive an American made car.
     
  13. MisterMcCool

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    You brought back a wealth of information from that last Klan rally. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You are correct in concept but there is no 'fair' way to accomplish this. The closest I can come would be to require a 'voter' to prove they have either paid income or property tax!;)
    If you do not have any 'skin' in the game you should not be allowed to play!!!:D
     
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  15. Garadex

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    Why specifically white? To me it doesn't matter what you look like.
     
  16. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Shurea law will require same thing, except it will be a towel head male.

    I am not against any race. I love all of them equally. What I am against Is the blurring of cultures, that forced bussing started in the 70s. Do you think the grandparents of lawmaker Boehner is real excited to welcome their new son in law from Jamacia? It is our liberal schools that has changed the fabric of America, and changed it from a melting pot, to pot heads.

    I walk around Wal-Mart, and English is a second language. Folks jabbering away in all sorts of unknown tongues.

    If you cannot speak English, I would welcome your tourist dollars, Frank's, pesos, rubles, and in 30 or 90 days when the money runs out, go home!
     
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  17. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Ahh okay, I actually agree with you.
     
  18. therewolf

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    Funny co-incidence. I hate all of them equally...:D

    Seriously, as to the topic of CC, IMHO most of the

    preparation is mental.

    I always recite the mantra-"I am not a LEO, the CIA, FBI, the

    A-Team, Captain America, Deputy Dawg, or even Danger Mouse."

    CC has given me a reserve of patience for the moronically stupid

    in public, and a heightened sense of awareness to avoiding dangerous

    situations.

    Legal permission to CC is not licensing or bonding to become a police

    officer. Nor is it training for armed intervention. Generally, you get a letter

    stating much the same with your permit.
     
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  19. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Yes. More importantly know and understand the laws that cover CCW - all of it. Questions?, ask an attorney or LEO you trust and is knowledgeable if you're not sure of what something means. This can save you from a boat load of problems. Be safe, be knowledgeable. :)
     
  20. mahall

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    The class in Florida was 90% safety!! The other 10 was where and where not to carry! Plus it's required to shoot a gun in the presents of an instructor!! I would suggest you know and study the many laws that are tied to CC!! Or as some has suggested get in touch with Defense Attorney for further knowledge. Just know that CC people have no special rights, other than the fact we can carry!! We all under the same laws equally!! Good luck!! And Happy carry-:)