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Concealed Carry Club

Every gentleman should be able to adequately protect himself and his family from ruffians’ intent on doing harm. This group welcomes anyone who takes pride in their second amendment right to keep and bear arms in a legally concealed manner.

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Welcome! Now...what do you carry?

Started by Jason M.. Last reply by Peter J Harings III on Tuesday. 114 Replies

I thought it would be a nice ice breaker to share with one another what our choice of daily carry is.When I first began to investigate firearms for personal protection and concealment, I was…Continue

Best ITW holster

Started by Sean welsh. Last reply by Greg S Aug 19, 2015. 5 Replies

I am looking for the most comfortable in the waist holster. You suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Recently turned 21, advice for someone who wants to start carrying concealed in Michigan

Started by Duane. Last reply by Nate Apr 23, 2015. 4 Replies

Hello everyone. I recently turned 21, and have been planning on getting my CPL. I live in Michigan and so as some of you may know the law was recently changed regarding the process of obtaining one,…Continue

1st Concealed Carry

Started by Tom Sansoucy. Last reply by Suburban Sentinel Apr 11, 2015. 8 Replies

Looking for suggestions for a piece that would be good for a first timer.Continue

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Comment by dean roger weber on February 6, 2016 at 3:49pm

I carry a Glock 17 or a Smith & Wesson 380...I will probably upgrade the 380 to something more powerful. I both concealed carry and open carry; here in Kentucky open carry has been legal for so long no one even notices. Also, I carry everyday; it is part of my morning dressing routine. Dean Weber

Comment by Scott J on November 13, 2015 at 8:44am
I'm quite sure the FNS also comes in a version without the safety. The 19 is also on my list, but I would need to upgrade to TruGlo sights.
Comment by Nathan Kemp on November 13, 2015 at 2:02am

No... but... I have a FNS-9 and while I enjoy shooting it, I wouldn't want it as an everyday carry, even in a compact size. The safety is the main feature holding me back. It's surprising how frequently I forget I engaged the safety. On the range I'll site the pistol... press the trigger and ... whoops... safety is on.  So in a situation where I would need to draw my weapon (so far numbering zero), I don't want a whoops. I carry a Springfield xds and think it's pretty great BUT, if I was doing it all again, I would probably go for a Glock 19 (or 23 if you're so inclined). It's a good pistol with a long history of success.The Ford F-150 of the shooting world if you will. 

Comment by Scott J on November 12, 2015 at 11:21pm

Anyone tried the FNS-9C (compact)? Reading a lot of very positive reviews.

Comment by John A. on July 17, 2015 at 9:07am

I completed my concealed carry class last night at Palmetto State Armory here in Columbia SC.  It was a very well prepared and executed class.  The instructor was very professional though relaxed and funny, so the class was good.  I've got to brag a bit out of the twelve of us that were in the class, I was the only perfect score of 100 written and 100 range!  Now granted, I could have been throwing baseballs and hit the target as much, but I was keeping my group tight!  I sent my packet off this morning, and according the SLED website, it should take about 90 days until I find out whether it's been approved. 

Comment by Steven Broomhead, Sr on July 8, 2015 at 1:21pm

Matt T, I have a 5.7 I can carry just fine here in TN and altho' my groups are not great, I can get on the paper at 100 yards. Do I need that kind of power? Not really. Of course, when I shoot the silhouette I'm not concerned with small grouping as much as I am CoM groupings (6" - 8").

Comment by John A. on July 8, 2015 at 11:57am

Matt,  I understand what your saying.  I will use the PT111 for daily carry but the Shield for those places that I'm wearing difficult clothes to conceal in.  Probably ankle.  I'm a fairly decent shot, though I will put the Shield through its paces at the range before purchase.  If it doesn't give me the accuracy, then I may look at something else.

Comment by Matt T on July 8, 2015 at 7:50am
And yes - I perfectly conceal a full size M & P 9 every day.
Comment by Matt T on July 8, 2015 at 7:49am
Do you really want to trust your life to a sub compact? The caliber isn't the issue - but accuracy and ease of use. I can have a 3 inch group at 20 ft with a full size M&P, can't do that with the compact or shield. Think about it. The smaller the pistol, the greater the liability.
Comment by John A. on July 8, 2015 at 7:49am

Steven,  I know what you mean about legal issues.  I have my concerns as I am a law abiding citizen and retired military.  I'd hate to tarnish my reputation by being stupid.  Though I have been accused of that from time to time.  I am taking all the advice and recommendations on board, from not only this forum but the instructors and info at Palmetto and others.  Although I went through extensive firearms training in the military, that was a different environment and rules.  The safety is the same, but everything else is different.  I'm going into this as a novice and appreciate all instruction.

 

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