I can't believe it but I got my carry permit (with picture)


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miss lead
June 20, 2010, 11:09 AM
I can't remember which forum member told me that I'd want to get it just so if I wanted to carry my gun, I could (not necessarily that I would all the time) - and he was right!

Here's the target from my test, double-action with my S&W 60-4, shooting as fast as I could.

I need to get more comfortable handling and carrying my gun before I take it anywhere, so I'm carrying it around in the house with me all the time - sorta feel like a dolt but I think it's good practice.

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Walkalong
June 20, 2010, 11:15 AM
Excellent shooting, and yes, carrying around the house to get comfortable with the gun is a good idea.

robctwo
June 20, 2010, 11:18 AM
Excellent shooting. Carrying you gun around in private so you feel comfortable with it in public is a great idea. You probably practiced with your cell phone in private.

Nick5182
June 20, 2010, 11:39 AM
I did the same thing when I got my CCW. I carried around the house for weeks lol.

Iggy
June 20, 2010, 12:40 PM
What, No trip to Walmart?:eek:

That seems to be the first thing most new licensees seem to do.:evil:

miss lead
June 20, 2010, 01:03 PM
What, No trip to Walmart?

Yoiks. If there are a bunch of new licensees in there, think I'll give the place a miss. :)

miss lead
June 20, 2010, 01:05 PM
Thanks for your compliments about my shooting, guys. I'm thinking I need to adjust the sights just a smidge to the left.

pcwirepro
June 20, 2010, 01:07 PM
What, No trip to Walmart?:eek:

I still laugh at that one. "shopper drops gun in local Wal Mart"
We had an incident here where an off duty officer dropped his while loading or unloading baggage at the curb of the airport. He wasn't flying, just driving. I would think they would know a little more about retention than most. Go figure.

Anywho, the more you carry, the more you figure out what feels comfortable and what doesn't. You may end up with a different sidearm or holster once you figure out what works for your lifestyle. The main thing is to CARRY it. First rule of a gunfight...........

Ratdog68
June 20, 2010, 01:14 PM
Nice shooting... congrats on getting your license. Didja shoot the earring off the bad guy in the pic? :D

jhallrv4
June 20, 2010, 01:23 PM
Don't adjust the sights until you try benchresting the thing. Most people will pull the gun towards the trigger finger when firing rapidly. (Actually, most people do it when firing slowly!)

Don't let them give you a bad time about shooting the ear off the B.G., if you've ever cut your ear, you know it will NEVER stop bleeding. And, think about what the round must have sounded like, whizzing by the ear at that distance!

Jeff

Hanzerik
June 20, 2010, 01:24 PM
Congrats.

The only way you will become comfortable carrying is doing so as often as you can; sitting, walking, doing the normal things you do.

OldCavSoldier
June 20, 2010, 02:55 PM
My two cents: Don't adjust the sights from what you have until you shoot about 200 rounds out of it DA. Your group is really good just the way it is.

Congrats!

miss lead
June 20, 2010, 03:07 PM
Didja shoot the earring off the bad guy in the pic?

:p

That was my warning shot. When he didn't stop I had to let him have it.

Sam1911
June 20, 2010, 03:08 PM
Congratulations!

Gryffydd
June 20, 2010, 03:12 PM
Nice shooting!
What's up with the ear piercing though? :D

jfh
June 21, 2010, 01:50 PM
...and another congratulations. And, do carry your revolver continually around the house. It does help you acclimate to any number of factors.

Jim H.

BP Hunter
June 21, 2010, 02:59 PM
Congratulations and nice shooting. I always carry in and out of the house. My wife doesn;t mind my carrying it even in the house. You gotta love the wife! She even helped me buy a Ruger LCR this Father's day.:)

miss lead
June 21, 2010, 03:35 PM
What's up with the ear piercing though?

I only wish I could have done one in the same place on the other side. Then you guys would have been really impressed.

Guillermo
June 21, 2010, 03:59 PM
just above the navel is a good spot to place a "warning shot"

KodiakBeer
June 21, 2010, 04:03 PM
I can't remember which forum member told me that I'd want to get it just so if I wanted to carry my gun, I could (not necessarily that I would all the time) - and he was right!

Nyah, nyah! Told you so... :neener:

Congrats for taking the enormous step from victim to ruler of your own fate.

My next prediction is... that you'll buy more guns. One of the issues that confront CC'ers is that it's an awful lot of trouble to carry a full sized pistol or revolver in the summer. It can be done, but you have to sacrifice some comfort and convenience. Many/most people settle for a compact single stack 9mm or .380 for summer carry. If that issue arises, you'll find that some semi's mimic the DAO pull of a revolver and that might be the way to go for you.

hexidismal
June 21, 2010, 04:10 PM
Very nice. Congrats on the permit. I'm sure you'll be shooting happy faces in those targets soon enough :)

Rexster
June 21, 2010, 04:13 PM
Congratulations! :)

zoom6zoom
June 21, 2010, 05:00 PM
I'm carrying it around in the house with me all the time - sorta feel like a dolt but I think it's good practice.
Nothing wrong with that... I always carry in the house and have been carrying for years.

Ala Dan
June 21, 2010, 05:00 PM
Congrat's miss lead, on both obtaining your CCW license as well as
your shooting skills. I would not adjust those sights either; as the target
looks well enough to stop a perp/intruder/gang-banger or what ever. The
S&W 3" model 60-4 is one fine weapon, as I have really enjoyed mine~! ;)

Good Luck and Best Wishes for The Future~! :)

miss lead
June 21, 2010, 05:36 PM
Thank you.

I LOVE that gun. As soon as I get my new grips, I'm gonna post a picture.

Iggy
June 21, 2010, 07:18 PM
A tip of the old Stetson to ya miss lead.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/avatars/120141-iggy.html?dateline=1246206511
You've come a long ways from "Confused female needs help" to a quite well informed and competent member of the shooting public.

Well done M'Lady!!

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 01:12 AM
Well thank you (I think I'm blushing). I had a lot of help from you all, for which I am mighty grateful.

Airman193SOS
June 22, 2010, 01:48 AM
Ridiculously good shooting. That is better than I typically do, and I'm not bad.

Enjoy your carry permit.

leadcounsel
June 22, 2010, 02:48 AM
Outstanding!

Rxster
June 22, 2010, 03:34 AM
Very good. A warning though, if you carry it enough you will feel uncomfortable without it. Wear it often, treat as an American Express of old. "Never leave home without it."
Congrats.

ArchAngelCD
June 22, 2010, 04:17 AM
Sorry I got to this thread late but I'll add my congratulations now. That is very good shooting with a J frame. Keep on shooting because it's a diminishing skill. (and a heck of a lot of fun too)

gbw
June 22, 2010, 09:23 AM
Not bad, for a girl.

Sam1911
June 22, 2010, 09:34 AM
SMILE when you say that!

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 09:41 AM
Not bad, for a girl.

Hey, you spelled all five of those words correctly! Not bad, for a guy. :)

gbw
June 22, 2010, 09:56 AM
I hadda aks a girlfieind for help! Besides, they is short words.

(Sad to say, I recall, not so long ago, people actually saying that seriously.)

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 10:04 AM
"I hadda aks the wife for help." Not outside the realm of possibility, is it?

gbw
June 22, 2010, 10:15 AM
LOL. I didn't think fast enough or I'd have answered exactly that!

It bugs me too, and is still very commonly heard around here - the deep south. And husbands are universally referred to as 'he'. Oh well. I don't suppose it's realistic to think everyone will ever be as perfect as us is.

Dr_2_B
June 22, 2010, 10:30 AM
Last edited by miss lead; Yesterday at 02:10 PM. Reason: Edited for punctuation - added a comma between "shooting" and "guys"!

Ha. Nobody ever actually tells why they edited and even fewer of us actually read the things. But thanks... I needed a laugh to start the day.

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 10:31 AM
That is better than I typically do, and I'm not bad. Thank you - it was beginner's luck, I'm afraid. Only my second time shooting that gun and only my third session of shooting a handgun ever.

Outstanding!
Thanks. It seemed very natural shooting the gun. I'm not sure why or even what I mean exactly.

That is very good shooting with a J frame. Keep on shooting because it's a diminishing skill.
Yes, good advice. One needs to keep proficient by practicing.

Madcap_Magician
June 22, 2010, 11:44 AM
Fine shooting, especially with a J-frame. Congratulations!

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 12:00 PM
But...but...I thought my shooting was good BECAUSE of it being a J-frame. It's a very agreeable little firearm.

veprjack
June 22, 2010, 02:03 PM
Judging by the loss of his chest, heart and lungs, I don't think the bad guy noticed his missing ear lobe. Nice shooting - and wearing your gun around the house while vacuuming is good exercise! hahahaha. Then again, if you're wearing a gun, you can convince someone else to vacuum for you!

007BondJamesBond007
June 22, 2010, 02:45 PM
You now Got to do the Wally Walk.

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab272/violino55/WallyWorldMap.gifhttp://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab272/violino55/defensivemapforher1.jpg

shockwave
June 22, 2010, 03:29 PM
My WW map:

1. Go to sporting goods
2. Ask if they have .38 spl
3. Leave empty-handed

KodiakBeer
June 22, 2010, 03:50 PM
Girls can't read maps!

You have to give verbal descriptions like: "Go past the counter with the clerk who has bad skin (no, the redheaded woman, not the pimply kid), then turn towards shoes and go until you see the rack that had the ugly square-toed shoes last fall, then veer off until you see the gay Asian guy in cosmetics and ask him to point towards...."

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 03:57 PM
You now Got to do the Wally Walk.
Bwah!
Well I suppose I should at the very least see what their ammo department looks like.

wearing your gun around the house while vacuuming is good exercise!
And you know this to be true because .... you do it yourself? :p My experience has been that males have some difficulty with the operation of vacuum cleaners. I've noticed they can be pretty good completely disassembling, repairing, and reassembling an entire engine, transmission and brake system in their vehicle but set them behind a vacuum cleaner and they can't seem to find the ON button.

miss lead
June 22, 2010, 03:59 PM
Girls can't read maps!

And guys REFUSE to look at them, and on top of that even if they've been going in circles for seventy-three hours they still will not stop and ask for help.

Guillermo
June 22, 2010, 04:45 PM
but set them behind a vacuum cleaner and they can't seem to find the ON button

vacuum? Vacuums suck. Bags need changing.

I use a leaf blower!

Now if the kitchen just had a floor drain :rolleyes:

And I am happy to use a map...that is why I don't HAVE to stop for directions

(now that you have your j frame and your carry permit you can safely stop for directions)

KodiakBeer
June 22, 2010, 05:24 PM
And guys REFUSE to look at them, and on top of that even if they've been going in circles for seventy-three hours they still will not stop and ask for help.

That goes back to our hunter/gatherer DNA. If we didn't keep wandering around aimlessly, we'd have never found a mastodon for the gals back at the cave to fry up.

gordy
June 22, 2010, 06:53 PM
That's good shooting, I have a target just like that at home. We must have had the same instructor. He is the only guy that I know of that uses that target. I may be wrong thought. If not, you picked a great instructor. I work with him teaching a course called Women on Target. It is a NRA thing, I teach the archery class for him. There is a class in July at our club. Your target looks a little more centered and may be even smaller(hard to tell on the small screen)
Mine was shot with a Sig 9mm. My instructor is a glock man. I didn't hold it against him.

BHP FAN
June 23, 2010, 05:52 AM
Post those pics! what grips are you getting?

miss lead
June 23, 2010, 09:56 AM
Esmeraldas. And I wish they'd hurry up and get here, dangit. (Not Esmeralda being slow - just me being impatient.)

miss lead
June 23, 2010, 10:04 AM
Nyah, nyah! Told you so.

Kodiak - I took you up on another one of your recommendations - Coronado Leather. I got this beautiful little fanny pack and it's the perfect thing - really small and comfortable to wear on my person, but not a purse that someone could grab and run off with. The quality of this piece is something you rarely see nowadays. Thank you for that tip.

docnyt
June 23, 2010, 01:54 PM
The real test with CCW is when you go to a public toilet, especially if you carry in the 4 o'clock position. Catch that gun before it falls in with the rest of your "ammo".






Seriously, though, congrats!

KodiakBeer
June 23, 2010, 03:23 PM
Thank you for that tip.

You're welcome!

BullfrogKen
June 23, 2010, 09:59 PM
My experience has been that males have some difficulty with the operation of vacuum cleaners. I've noticed they can be pretty good completely disassembling, repairing, and reassembling an entire engine, transmission and brake system in their vehicle but set them behind a vacuum cleaner and they can't seem to find the ON button.

They have on buttons?


See, I couldn't get mine to start at all. After I cleaned out all the dirt and dust from that clear tank, I refilled it with gasoline. That tank was completely clogged with dirt, and bone dry empty. But no matter how many times I yanked the cord it wouldn't start. Here I thought it need a new spark plug.

I should have known they were making these newer vacuums with easy start buttons. I'll give that a try.

miss lead
June 24, 2010, 10:09 AM
Oh brother. :scrutiny:

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