Concealed Carry Club


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 Greg S Sep 6. 109 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. 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. 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. 8 Replies

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

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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.

Comment by John A. on July 8, 2015 at 7:45am

Thanks Kevin, I'll look into those recommendations!  The  PT 111 is small, but fires and controls like a larger framed handgun.  I am very impressed with it.  I also have my eye on the SW M&P Shield.  It feels very good in the hand, though I haven't fired it yet.  I wonder how snappy it is on recoil.  I like it's slim profile, but it is a single stack.  It could be concealed much easier than the PT111.  Thinking maybe ankle holster for it.  Need to find out what is comfortable for me.

Comment by Steven Broomhead, Sr on July 8, 2015 at 7:32am

When buying a pistol for carrying, the hardest thing to do is to buy with your mind not your heart. You really need to look at what you wear every day and what size pistol you can adequately conceal especially if you are in a strict no open carry state. Here in Tennessee the permit is for carry not just conceal carry so if I flash, no big deal (legally). But in your state, a flash at the wrong time might be a serious legal problem. 

I guess what I am saying is: don't go out and buy a 1911 size pistol and then have a hard time trying to carry it (buying with your heart) buy a compact or sub-compact .380 or 9mm or maybe even a .32 or .38 because you can hide that puppy 4 different places easily (buying with your mind)

Comment by Kevin Collier on July 7, 2015 at 7:30pm

Hi John A. The 111 is small enough for pocket carry with loose pants, but don't carry anything else in that pocket. This is one of the slowest methods to present from, but very convenient. get a Nemesis holster for it if you do. IWB [Inside the Waist Band] is very concealable but can be uncomfortable with the wrong holster. OWB is more comfortable but requires a longer covering garment. I prefer holsters from established companies because they have been around a long time because they make good stuff. However, new companies like Crossbreed, Alien gear, Blackhawk etc have proven to be good stuff too.

Comment by John A. on July 7, 2015 at 10:41am

I've just purchased and picked up yesterday a Taurus PT111 G2.  I've enrolled in the CCW class for this 15th and 16th.  I live in South Carolina and finally decided to take advantage of my 2nd amendment rights.  When I retired from the military, I didn't think I would need to have a firearm anymore.  That and I wouldn't have the government paying form my ammo anymore.  I started researching about a year ago, and have enjoyed watching hickock45 on youtube.  I found the Taurus for $199.00 here at Palmetto State Armory on the online store.  Any suggestions on carry styles and holsters etc., would be appreciated as the only experience I had was in the military.  I didn't care what civilians thought then.


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