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So much to do..

Postby Tex1961 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:52 pm

Here I thought taking the class was the hard part (hint.. not really).

So everything is done, license is in the mail.

Now here is my list of things to do... (Some already done)

1. Decide which firearm(s) to carry
2. IWB or OWB or BOTH carry
3. Pick a holster
4. Get CC insurance
5. Get a car safe to store said firearms if need be
6. Buy new pants and belts - different shirts and styles.
7. Pick up critical defense ammo

And of course ongoing training to draw from and shoot from holster...

Whew.. I'm exhausted already.. Did I miss anything
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Re: So much to do..

Postby Flightmare » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:04 pm

Tex1961 wrote:Here I thought taking the class was the hard part (hint.. not really).

So everything is done, license is in the mail.

Now here is my list of things to do... (Some already done)

1. Decide which firearm(s) to carry
2. IWB or OWB or BOTH carry
3. Pick a holster
4. Get CC insurance
5. Get a car safe to store said firearms if need be
6. Buy new pants and belts - different shirts and styles.
7. Pick up critical defense ammo

And of course ongoing training to draw from and shoot from holster...

Whew.. I'm exhausted already.. Did I miss anything


I didn't see go to DFW area forum breakfasts in there. Next one is October 14th in Frisco, so it won't be far away. :tiphat:
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Re: So much to do..

Postby allisji » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:08 pm

Tex1961 wrote:Here I thought taking the class was the hard part (hint.. not really).

So everything is done, license is in the mail.

Now here is my list of things to do... (Some already done)

1. Decide which firearm(s) to carry the more options the better
2. IWB or OWB or BOTH carry see above
3. Pick a holster see above
4. Get CC insurance do your own research about whether you feel that you need/want CC Insurance (pre-paid legal service) or whether you know an attorney who would be willing to help you in a pinch. I chose pre-paid legal because I didn't really have anyone else to call in the middle of the night if I had to shoot...
5. Get a car safe to store said firearms if need be http://www.center-of-mass.com/car-lockersthere are other companies who have the same product with a different name. It's simple and effective. Gun Vault has the car vaults that are more secure but they cost a lot more too.
6. Buy new pants and belts - different shirts and styles.
7. Pick up critical defense ammo check out http://www.sgammo.com lots of people buy speer gold dot ammo and various other self defense ammo from them and they have good prices

And of course ongoing training to draw from and shoot from holster...

Whew.. I'm exhausted already.. Did I miss anything
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Re: So much to do..

Postby Tex1961 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:12 pm

Flightmare wrote:[

I didn't see go to DFW area forum breakfasts in there. Next one is October 14th in Frisco, so it won't be far away. :tiphat:


Wait.. What ?? . . .I've not seen that.. Is it listed here on the forum?
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Re: So much to do..

Postby Flightmare » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:20 pm

Tex1961 wrote:
Flightmare wrote:[

I didn't see go to DFW area forum breakfasts in there. Next one is October 14th in Frisco, so it won't be far away. :tiphat:


Wait.. What ?? . . .I've not seen that.. Is it listed here on the forum?


http://texaschlforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=89211&start=15#p1168254
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Re: So much to do..

Postby Lynyrd » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:31 pm

Where are going to carry an extra mag (or two)? ;-)
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Re: So much to do..

Postby Vol Texan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:48 pm

Tex1961 wrote:Here I thought taking the class was the hard part (hint.. not really).

So everything is done, license is in the mail.

Now here is my list of things to do... (Some already done)

1. Decide which firearm(s) to carry
2. IWB or OWB or BOTH carry
3. Pick a holster
4. Get CC insurance
5. Get a car safe to store said firearms if need be
6. Buy new pants and belts - different shirts and styles.
7. Pick up critical defense ammo

And of course ongoing training to draw from and shoot from holster...

Whew.. I'm exhausted already.. Did I miss anything



Yes, Yes, Yes! You missed one of the most important parts.
Read this post: /viewtopic.php?f=53&t=78336#p996275 with a focus on his Rule #2.

Remember, a mediocre holster with a good belt is better than a good holster with a mediocre belt.

Welcome to the forum!

And do remember - everyone has different needs. If anyone tells you that you MUST get this brand of holster, or you MUST carry a [pick the gun of your choice], etc., then run away from them. When I teach folks about shooting, I introduce them to all sorts of guns - hammer fired vs. striker fired, with safety vs. without safety, revolver vs. semi-automatic, SAO vs DAO vs DA/SA, etc. I teach them some of the common plusses and minuses about each. When I do get to the part where I explain what I carry and why, I explicitly state my own biases, including why they may or may not be valid for other folks. Bottom line, I'm not there to steer them toward a specific gun, rather I want them to understand as much as they can so that they can discover what's right for them.

The same is true for all these things - holsters, gun belts, spare mag carry, etc. Learn what you can, learn the pros and cons of each, learn what other folks like and dislike about them, and then make a good decision. Just beware if anyone steers you too hard in any one direction. What is 'perfect' for one person may be horrible for someone in a different situation.

And then, clear out a spare drawer for your CC holsters - I'm sure you'll change up more than once or twice, just like the rest of us have.
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When those fail, aim for center mass.

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Re: So much to do..

Postby Tex1961 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Have already ordered, sent back and reordered a different set of Alien gear holsters. One iwb and one owb. I’ll be looking for a good gun belt over the weekend.
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Re: So much to do..

Postby Vol Texan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:10 pm

Tex1961 wrote:Have already ordered, sent back and reordered a different set of Alien gear holsters. One iwb and one owb. I’ll be looking for a good gun belt over the weekend.


A picture is worth a thousand words:

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When those fail, aim for center mass.

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Re: So much to do..

Postby Tex1961 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:41 pm

Wow.. I'd say so... Thanks for the pic... if I ever needed convincing that will do it.
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Re: So much to do..

Postby CZp10 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:41 pm

I am in the same boat, my problem is I am trying to have zero chance of printing, which even with a small gun is not anywhere as easy as I thought it would be. Everything seemed easier when I was thinking about carrying, doing it in real life is not quite so simple, for me at least.


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Re: So much to do..

Postby Ed4032 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:58 pm

A Wally Walk is required. We would like to see pictures if possible. Otherwise a complete description is needed.

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Re: So much to do..

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:52 pm

Tex1961 wrote:Here I thought taking the class was the hard part (hint.. not really).

So everything is done, license is in the mail.

Now here is my list of things to do... (Some already done)

1. Decide which firearm(s) to carry
2. IWB or OWB or BOTH carry
3. Pick a holster
4. Get CC insurance
5. Get a car safe to store said firearms if need be
6. Buy new pants and belts - different shirts and styles.
7. Pick up critical defense ammo

And of course ongoing training to draw from and shoot from holster...

Whew.. I'm exhausted already.. Did I miss anything

I (as did a bunch of others on the forum) just did a class with these guys. Highly recommended.
https://txconcealedcarry.com/
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Re: So much to do..

Postby G40yes » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:01 am

Don't forget to download the Texas3006 app on your smart phone. It really helps planning your stops at places that might be posted regarding licensed handgun carry, and also helps choosing businesses you want to support with your spending dollars.l


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Re: So much to do..

Postby Tex1961 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:00 am

G40yes wrote:Don't forget to download the Texas3006 app on your smart phone. It really helps planning your stops at places that might be posted regarding licensed handgun carry, and also helps choosing businesses you want to support with your spending dollars.l


Shoot, forgot to put That on the list, but done.
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