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  1. #11
    Definitely a personal decision. If you decide to go ahead then I recommend a small class with an instructor who really knows what they are doing. I was fortunate enough to find one that was professionally done and really went the extra mile to train the class. My priority was learning more about gun safety, a summary of relevant laws, and ultimately to be more confident. The CCL was a bonus.

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    I believe everyone who is able should take responsibility for their personal safety and have a carry permit where applicable. Carry concealed is a decision that should be taken with some serious forethought, though, as the implications of actually using a gun for protection are weighty. Not everyone is prepared to use potentially deadly force - you should have that issue settled before you carry.

    As for carry guns... well, that is a very personal decision but some general advice is to start your search with a compact 9mm - larger guns are generally more difficult to conceal, smaller guns are more difficult to shoot well. Whatever you choose, please practice regularly! Pistol skills are especially perishable... :-)

    Best wishes on your decision!
    d( -.- )b

  4. #13
    Ha ha ha, another person asking what is the best carry weapon. What is the best house to buy? What is the best Bowling ball?
    ONLY YOU can decide what is the best carry gun, we can suggest some to look at but you need to shoot some, and hold them to see how it feels in your hand. I use a Bersa Thunder .380 and sometimes a Thunder .32 for carry. You might look at Bersa guns. Also the new Beretta Pico would be good to look at. If you want a 9mm try the Ruger SR9c or S&W MP9c, Walther makes some nice guns. Do you want a semi-auto or revolver? Look at many guns on the internet and watch YouTube videos on shooting and handling them. Look at them in gun shops and hold some. Rent some to shoot at a range. Take your time and really look at some guns and read reviews online. Talk to people and ask what they shoot and how they like it. Allow yourself to look at different guns and learn. For someone with little or no experience with handguns I believe a .32 acp or .380 is good to start with. But look around.

  5. #14
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    Quite simply, carry. If you live in a state where a permit is required the get it. If you have Open Carry available with no permit then don't donate to the gub'ment, just get the training for your benefit. Train and learn to be safe and responsible. There is no right or wrong gun, so do your own evaluation on what is best for you.
    Chief

  6. #15
    Education about any subject is a great thing.
    Just because you take the class doesn't mean you have to get the permit.
    Just because you get the permit doesn't mean you have to carry.
    There are logical steps in each process but the decision is yours.

    IMHO, after taking the class you will feel very confident about gun ownership and the reasons to carry.

    Its your own personal decision.
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
    the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

  7. If you're asking this question here, then NO you shouldn't bother getting a permit. I've seen numerous people who jumped on the concealed carry idea only to discover that they either aren't comfortable handling/using a gun or they aren't willing to make the adjustments required to carry concealed.
    My Daughter, DIL, and spouse have been contemplating taking a CCW class together. Nice thought BUT here's what I see knowing these three females as well as anyone. Spouse is basically scatter brained and would soon misplace her pistol or simply wouldn't be able to access it if needed-just like her cell phone.
    DIL would most likely choke in the time of need and not be able to pull the trigger on another human.
    Daughter is the only one who I'm sure would maintain her gun, have it accessible, and most importantly-use it if needed.

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