Introduce yourself

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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby LDB415 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:03 am

nonleg wrote:40
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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby rguy90 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself here at Texas CHL Forum. Been lurking around the website since 2010 but just now made the decision to register. We all make mistakes right? Excited to spend a little more time here and snag some knowledge from some fellow Texans. Proud to represent and protect the Lone Star State!

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5 yrs license concealed carry experience
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions
Ruger P95 chambered in 9mm
Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander chambered in .45ACP in a black horsehide White Hat Holsters MaxTuck IWB holster
Heckler & Koch USP Compact chambered in 9mm also in a black horsehide White Hat Holsters MaxTuck IWB holster
Mossberg 590a1 - looking at light options. Suggestions?

Thank you!
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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby Jusme » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:15 am

rguy90 wrote:Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself here at Texas CHL Forum. Been lurking around the website since 2010 but just now made the decision to register. We all make mistakes right? Excited to spend a little more time here and snag some knowledge from some fellow Texans. Proud to represent and protect the Lone Star State!

26 yrs old
Male
Client Experience Manager w/ Emerge Medical Data Intelligence
5 yrs license concealed carry experience
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions
Ruger P95 chambered in 9mm
Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander chambered in .45ACP in a black horsehide White Hat Holsters MaxTuck IWB holster
Heckler & Koch USP Compact chambered in 9mm also in a black horsehide White Hat Holsters MaxTuck IWB holster
Mossberg 590a1 - looking at light options. Suggestions?

Thank you!


Welcome to the forum!! :tiphat:

I have a Mossberg 500 with an Elzetta light mount. I just have a Mag-light model 50 mounted on it and it has held up well even using 3" mag loads. That's what stays beside my bed at night. I have the light mounted on the left side, and can easily grab the gun, and hit the rear button on the light.

There are several options out there, but for what I need, it works great and it didn't break the bank.
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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby SIGFan43 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:39 am

Member of this forum since 2008 :hurry:
73-year-old male, divorced in 2006
Vietnam-era USAF (Del Rio, Texas; London, England; Antwerp, Belgium)
Retired from Arkansas SWBT (Public Communications Security Manager) and USPS (Arkansas-Mail Processing & Distribution)
Hobbies: Creative Writing, Cooking, Blogging, dream about guns & ammo only when awake
Years in CHL/LTC: 18 (8 yrs in Arkansas, 10 years in Texas)
Carry guns/equipment:
Sig P320 Subcompact 9mm (my EDC)
Sig P250 Compact 9mm (SIG357 caliber conversion kit installed when carrying on highway trips)
Favorite holsters (Vedder Holsters): LightTuck IWB Kydex (both pistols) or LightDraw OWB Kydex (P250) and QuickDraw OWB Kydex/Leather hybrid (P320)
Belt: Hank’s Belts 1-1/2” (Amish-made, very thick leather, $49.95)
Blueguns from Holstersmith.com (for safety when practicing draw techniques) $42.00
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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby ktfiend » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:37 am

Hi, I'm Ktfiend, and I'm an addict... wait, wrong forum.... Just kidding, well, maybe not :???: I do have a tendency to become very passionate about hobbies that I become interested in.

I'm new to chl and haven't been around firearms since I was young (both of my parents have carried for many years). We've been debating our CHLs for a couple of years now and finally decided it was time.

29 yo (at heart- but actually more like 48)
Female
International Tax for Oil & Gas (recently laid off from bankrupt company; looking for my next gig)
Married 28 years
Grew up in League City but ended up in Katy
Hubby has application in process also
3 grown children; oldest just got out of USMC after 9 years, middle is teacher, baby was in Navy and trying to go back in.

My newest obsession is starting my own little family of Glocks. And I'm ready to carry as soon as the State finishes processing my application!

Is it possible to clean a gun too much? :lol::

Oh, I nearly forgot... this forum is a wealth of knowledge and quite helpful while playing the waiting game for my LTC. Plus, my new BRCC CAF obsession originated here!

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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby WildBill » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:50 am

Welcome to the forum Ktfiend!
I look forward to your posts.
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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby DLawrence » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi I'm Donna
I'm 57, widowed, mother of 1 daughter
I just finished my CHL testing-
About to submit my app for licensing.
Living in central Texas.

After a few break ins and living with my older sister,
I decided to get a handgun.

I'm not one to open carry, but will purse carry and have my gun available in my vehicle on trips.

I'm not sure if this is where I can ask a question - y'all can let me know :)

I know I can carry my gun in the car but wondered if I can use a locking holster mounted between the drivers seat and my center console. I have a locking drawer under the passenger seat- too difficult to get if needed - and glove box too far away ( okay I'm short ) haha

If it's locking but still basically visible would it be legal?


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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby DLawrence » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:59 pm

I guess I should add, I own a Walther PK 380

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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby G26ster » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:50 pm

DLawrence wrote:If it's locking but still basically visible would it be legal?


No, under the MPA it must be covered. But if you have your LTC and it's on your person in a belt or shoulder holster, then you are open carrying legally.

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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby Liberty » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:53 pm

Congratulations and welcome to the forum. I think you will find this a friendly and informative place.
If it's in the car it needs to be hidden, You can hide it by putting a cloth over it.
Carrying it concealed in your car this way isn't by the authority of your LTC but by the Motorist Protection ACT.
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Re: Introduce yourself

Postby Skiprr » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:29 pm

DLawrence wrote:I know I can carry my gun in the car but wondered if I can use a locking holster mounted between the drivers seat and my center console. I have a locking drawer under the passenger seat- too difficult to get if needed - and glove box too far away ( okay I'm short ) haha

If it's locking but still basically visible would it be legal?

Hi, Donna, and a great big welcome to the Forum.

You've had two good responses. With your license, you can carry in a vehicle on your person if in a belt or shoulder holster, whether concealed or openly visible. With or without your license, the handgun cannot be readily visible in the vehicle if not on your person. But you may carry it--again with or without a license--anywhere in the vehicle so long as it is not visible.

Liberty's towel trick will work just fine to conceal the handgun the way you described you'd prefer to have it in the vehicle. And secured, as you described is a very good idea: some folks will set a gun on the passenger seat and put a towel (or cover of choice) over it. Legal, but not a good idea if you have to hit the breaks.

And, yep, we have categories--or subforums--for questions where you'll get a lot more eyes and a lot more informed responses. We even have an area dedicated to women and any particular issues, techniques, gear, or questions they have as handgun carriers.

As one of your friendly neighborhood moderators, I'm leaving these posts here, but I encourage no one else to respond to the question in this thread so that we can keep it focused on introductions.

And to close in that vein, welcome again. Texas has made great strides over the past decade in increasing the number of women who choose to get their LTC, but it still isn't good enough. I'm thrilled every time I know another woman has decided to get her license and be armed. I hope your daughter considers doing so as well.
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