Well, I got my CC license

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  1. Mullo98

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    So a few weeks ago I applied for my CC license and got it in the mail soon after, now comes the hard part they don't tell you about. What should I carry? So far, its a Colt King Cobra carry or a Walter ccp m2. But, I'll probably just go to a few lgs and handle what they have and see what fits me.
     
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    What do your shoot best? Can you conceal that? If yes, then the answer is real easy. :)
     
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    Congratulations! If it's possible go shoot rentals and see what you do well with and feels right. Consider what's really important to you - reliability, accuracy, easy of operation, reloads, customer service, ammo availability and price. And holsters. Lots of holsters.
    :)
     
  4. chicharrones

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    Congrats!

    If you want to carry IWB or OWB, it sure seems that you already own two excellent contenders to choose from.

    If you're wanting pocket carry, clearly a visit to a gun shop is in order. :D
     
  5. Mike J

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    Yep, That is what started me on my search for the best concealed carry weapon. It has been an interesting journey & while I am not as apt to go out & buy the latest greatest as I once was it hasn't ended yet. There are still a couple of different things I'd like to check out.
     
  6. Mullo98

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    I would like to try to rent them first and try them.
     
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    TRY BEFORE YOU BY MUCH CHEAPER .THEN FIND AMMO .
     
  8. tarosean

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    unfortunately it will not be that simple.
    It is a journey that will take many guns and many holster combinations to find what works best for you.
     
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    Great idea! You'll want to find one that you shoot well, is comfortable in hand and conceals well. The holster trials will soon begin so you too can end up with a drawer full.
     
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    I'm doing pretty well with a Radom P-64. 7 shot single stack, uses Makarov ammo.
    Also getting along well with a Kimber K6s.

    YMMV, it's all very personal.
     
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    I'll definitely do my homework on the holsters, what would y'all recommend for someone who mainly wears t-shirts? Also, which pistol would be a better choice to get?
     
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    The hard part they don't tell you about (enough) is if you ever have to use it, whatever you decide to carry.
     
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    I got a Bulg Mak that I once considered to be the handgun I would carry once I got my license, but I personally dropped that idea. Their just getting too rare, not a whole lot of SD ammo, and not many replacement parts if it get damaged. I just prefer something more readily available and worse case scenario., replaceable.
     
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    Hopefully I would never have too, but I am going to study up what to do and hopefully take a shooting class to help those skills if I do need to use them.
     
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    Surprisingly...the best IWB concealment holster I've found for me is a DeSantis Nemisis Pocket holster. Even though there is no clip to hold it in place, friction does a pretty good job. I carry my Kimber Micro 9 that way a lot. I have the grip just peeking over the belt line supported by the top of heavy duty belt. I've had it in place all day with a lot of walking and it has stayed put. I also use a couple different Kydex IWB holsters. The most comfortable being from Just Holster It.
     
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    True. You can make trip shorter and less costly by participating in a good defensive shooting course sooner, and finding which handgun , holster, and method of carry works for you in the drills.
     
  17. tarosean

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    Ive taken many defensive handgun courses. None of which made me say ______ would be the best choice. Esp. now-a-days with new CCW type guns being introduced yearly.

    Decades ago my PPK was small and concealable and worked just fine. Now-a-days I own guns that are smaller and shoot a larger round. :what:
     
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    Unlike Highlander, there is not a "There can only be One."
    This is a time of tough sledding at the LGS, too, as around 4-6 million other people all also made the same decision you did. So, there may be far more variety at the rental range than the LGS.

    T-shirt carry is its own thing altogether. For one, you may need a size larger than you currently wear (or to go to Duluth or the like and get "long-tailed" T's). IWB with the belt over often can "smoosh" the best--but, you need to wear trousers that will take a belt (and five belt loops are better than 7 for spacing the "where" on your belt, too).

    It's worth getting some one else to eyeball just now concealed you are.

    And, everyone's mileage varies at this.
     
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    "Best" is not the question.

    If "finding which [one] works for you in the drills" doesn't seem reasonable, one may be able to rule out some candidates.

    An example: assume that the drill is to identify a threat that is not in front of you, turn toward it, move off-line while drawing, and hit it with three to five very rapid combat accurate shots, start moving again, and then, without delay, hit another target in a different location three to five times very rapidly.

    I have more than one firearm with which I can do that. I have had firearms with which I had a lot of trouble trying that.

    I had settled on a personal choice, and then a maker introduced a new model that worked sufficiently better for me to justify a change. That can happen.
     
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    I would still try the rental route. I did a few years ago with single stack 9mms. I thought I wanted a XDS and shot the Shield much better, hated the G43.

    Bought the shield liked it. Also bought the XDS 9 & 45. Shot the shield better should have never bought the XDSs.

    The more important thing is to try to decide how you are going to carry IWB, OWB, or pocket.
    I like pocket carry especially in the summer months when less is more.
     
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    Keep it Simple Stupid applies for concealed carry. I have multiple handguns but my EDC is a S&W Shield 9X19mm along with a singular holster. I simply do not do the weapon rotation bit and or different holsters for different occasions. Should I decide to also carry a backup Its a S&W M640 38Spl - pocket carry. I do not make my life more complicated than what it is with the random unnecessary changes for different occasions.
     
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    I went through a lot of carry guns p938 sp101 xds 1911
    I have found that I need 2
    a G48 and a S&W 637 each has its place and Time
     
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    It's not the shooting skills I'm talking about. It's the justification skills, and lawyer selection skills.
    What Exactly Happens After a Self-Defense Incident: Ask An Attorney #2 - YouTube
    What Happens When Police Arrive In a Self Defense Incident: Self-Defense Aftermath Effects Part 1 - YouTube
    Just a couple of the myriad videos out there about the aftermath. You need to be prepared to be treated like the bad guy until it's proven that you aren't.
     
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    Congratulations! Took me 8.5 months to get mine (2 months ago). All I have is a 5" 44 magnum and a 3.5" 500 magnum. Can't really effectively conceal either, and the lawyers would love to take such a case, but I have a holster they both fit nicely in. Anyway, to make use of ccwp, considering a 329 loaded with specials, and also something pocket sized
     
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    Thanks for all of the advice.
     
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