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Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« on: October 19, 2016, 10:50:43 PM »
 So thought it would be fun if we shared some tips and tricks that we have learned with Concealed Carry Daily carry and so on.

So let's here them.


 

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 10:56:19 PM »
Here are two that I have.

 Photo copy of your CCW and tape it on the back of your holster just in case you leave your wallet. Just in case the numbers and everything would be there.

Also if you carry a Glock get a grip plug put extra small parts that can break and get like st in there like extra trigger spring spring cups front sight ect...

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 06:36:20 AM »
Photo copy of your CCW and tape it on the back of your holster just in case you leave your wallet. Just in case the numbers and everything would be there.

When I renewed my permit last year, they told me that a picture of it on your phone would be acceptable (at least in Arkansas). I may forget a lot of things, but this day and age I won't forget my phone. (also works for drivers license).

Just because you can see your gun printing doesn't mean other people will.  I spent the first year carrying constantly nervous someone was going to see the outline of my gun. You know it's there, you are looking for it.  People for the most part are unobservant and aren't paying attention to you at all, let alone looking for you to be carrying a gun.   

Lastly, spend the money and get a good holster and a good belt.  It will solve alot of the printing problems, plus it makes it way more comfortable.  And if it isn't comfortable you aren't going to carry.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 10:03:27 AM »
Just thinking out loud here. SCOTUS has ruled that one can be compelled to provide a finger print to unlock a cellphone, but cannot be compelled to provide the PIN.

If your concealed carry activity leads to law enforcement involvement of some nature, and you have to unlock your phone to show copies of your DL or CCW permit, have you waived whatever expectation of privacy you may have to the rest of the contents on the phone?

For example, you don't have that actual permit or license, but you do have a photo. You unlock the phone and provide it to the LEO. He takes the phone back to his vehicle to run numbers of whatever. What stops him from cloning or copying the contents of the phone? Who knows what gets downloaded to your phone? "Honest. That's not my kiddie porn. I don't know how that got there."

In Virginia, failure to show a CCW permit is a $25 civil penalty. If you actually end up in court for the penalty, the court can waive it upon presentation of a valid permit and ID. Va. Code § 18.2-308.01(B). It is only a $10 fine/traffic infraction to not produce your DL. Again, the fine can be avoided by producing a valid DL and/registration subject to court costs. Va. Code § 46.2-104.

Check your state's law. It may not be the end of the world to be without your papers.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 11:26:55 AM »
good idea with the copy of the license in the holster

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 01:50:08 PM »
In Texas, you are legally required to show your CHL to law enforcement. That said, the legislature removed any penalty for failure to do so.

A good holster is important, but a high quality stiff belt that's as wide as your belt loops will allow is much more important. The best holster in the world is worthless on a thin, floppy belt.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 08:49:30 PM »
Here is another tip so I think it's a good idea to carry an actual flash light but I know not all people can or will all the time.

You can get the flashlight app on your phone it is not a sure fire but will light up a dark room practice at least dry fire holding a gun and using it as a light.

No it's not a tactical flashlight but it better than no light.

+1 on the belt it's as important as the holster


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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2016, 04:54:06 PM »
At least annually buy 2 new magazines and rotate your carry ammo. I had a feed failure because the casing got tarnished and did not load from 3 year old carry ammo.


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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 10:37:43 PM »
Rotation of carry ammo is a good idea for a number of reasons. One that is more likely to cause a failure is bullet setback caused by repeated cycling.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2016, 07:55:58 AM »
Rotation of carry ammo is a good idea for a number of reasons. One that is more likely to cause a failure is bullet setback caused by repeated cycling.
please explain that last sentence.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2016, 04:17:35 PM »
Bullet setback is when the bullet is pushed back into the case during the process of feeding to the chamber. Not usually a problem, but can be if there isn't enough crimp or "neck" tension on the bullet, or if the round is repeatedly cycled through the action of an autoloader. An example would be: someone clearing the chamber to clean/store/whatever, and loading that round back into the magazine on top....over and over and over again. Eventually that round will have the bullet pushed back into the case.

Us revolver guys have a different problem to contend with, especially with heavier recoiling rounds. Sometimes a bullet will "jump crimp" and protrude enough from the front of the cylinder to prevent cylinder rotation.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 08:43:06 PM »
Note I carry right sided IWB, I am right handed.

Practice drawing and once cleared of holster, rotate the weapon towards the target while on the hip. If you can aim from the hip. Wont be the most accurate but you can engage if a target is closing in.

Go to ranges (once you are comfortable and safe) and move when engaging. Avoid standing still when practicing. Practice over and over.

Use these thing to your advantage: Situational Awareness; Discretion; The element of surprise; Stealth; Cover and Concealment; Fire and Maneuver.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2016, 09:10:13 AM »
Don't treat the gun and carry gear separately. Treat it like a weapon system. A system is the totality of things--the computer and the network connection and the printer and the monitor and the input devices, for example. Your personal weapon system is more than just the gun--it includes what you use to transport and support the gun--belt, holster, magazines or speedloaders, ammunition. Any part of that can affect your ability to survive and win in a fight. Make sure of the sum of the parts in the same way you make sure of the individual parts.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2016, 10:26:53 AM »
Another thought to the magazine and some what pullet setback is to rotate "ready" magazines.  I have mine numbers and at or about the first of the month make sure that on an odd month there are odd "ready" magazines and on an even month the mags have even numbers.  This allows the springs to rest plus to the bullet setback question the number 1 round changes.  I am currently running 3 sets of ready Mags for different guns.

When I go to the range all mags go and get cycled.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2016, 11:14:38 AM »
While we are on carry ammo I know it's been said before but test your carry ammo.
I have a Glock 26 very reliable gun eats almost anything. When the Hornady critical Duty came out I bought some its quality ammo. But that gun and that ammo did not work well together.

To save money during testing when you load a magazine make the first 2 or 3 rounds defense ammo and the last few rounds defense ammo. Usually if the gun malfunctions it's more likely when the rounds are under the most and the least spring tension.

P.S. Don't assume carry ammo and range ammo will have the same point of impact even if it's the same weight and the box says it's the same velocity. Test it from your handgun.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2016, 10:43:55 AM »
Reliability and accuracy count as the fastest miss is of little use.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 07:23:31 AM »
Mentally rehearse the contacts you expect to make with police. Run through the call you would make before you might have to start shooting and the call you would make after you've had to shoot someone. Give yourself a format you can plug the specific information into at the time so that you don't say too much or too little or anything other than what you need to say to get help and establish yourself as the victim. Run through this occasionally the same way you do any 'what-if'.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2016, 09:45:29 PM »
Here is one. Make mini cleaning kits for your edc / bug out bag guns.

Take spent shotgun shells stuff them with cleaning supplies.

an Oily patch a dry patch wrapped in foil to keep clean.

A piece of cordage or rubber coated wire for a hasty bore snake.

Maybe one extra round in a small baggy just in case.

Mark with a sharpie seal with your shot gun reloaded or have a buddy do it for you or you could probably do it by hand.

Put one on your BOB
One in your clove box
Ect...

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2016, 10:06:35 PM »
That's Awesome

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2016, 05:00:26 AM »
And a lot easier to find in my pack or even my pocket.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2016, 06:02:50 PM »
Okay here is one next time your at the gun store buy some of the small,  one time use oil or even better CLP blister packs. Sometimes they even give them away.

Put one in each hand gun case, long gun cases, put one in your pack.  along with those extra Glock cleaning rods you have laying around.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2016, 12:36:29 AM »
Here is another one to improve your sights if you gun has fixed sights of you just want them brighter.

Go to dollar tree buy a few bottles of nail polish in the brightest most ubnoxious colors you can find.

if you have a cheep air soft or toy gun play with color combinations to see that you like.

If it's a blued or dark sight you may try white nail polish then the color.

If there is a dot on the sight you can put Peanut butter on a toothpick and fill it in pained over it then let it dry take another tooth pick and clean it out.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2016, 04:50:09 AM »
My choice has been NEON (Hooker) GREEN as it even GLOWS IN THE DARK.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2016, 10:31:28 AM »
My choice has been NEON (Hooker) GREEN as it even GLOWS IN THE DARK.

haha.. i wont ask why you call it that..... ;)

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2016, 12:25:41 PM »
There has been lots of great advice given so far.
+1 on a high quality belt and holster.
+1 on rotating ammunition... (I shoot my magazines empty and reload with new carry ammunition a couple of times a year)
+1 on keeping a copy of your permit taped to the back of your holster.  (Plasticize it of course)
Do a lot of practice drawing from concealment.
Make a smooth draw a reflex action.
However, DO NOT practice a panic draw and fire. 
Only when gun is in hand decide to shoot or not to shoot... Don't ever make fireing a reflex action.
You don't want to reflexively shoot an innocent that startles you.
Yes, this is a little slower, but personally, I would rather risk taking a bullet using a 1/5 second delay to decide to fire than kill an innocent person.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2016, 11:30:26 PM »
Here is a smile one
Don't over lube your carry gun attracts dirt and grime.
F you pocket carry turn your pocket inside out and remove lint
The 7 seconds spent will save you minutes of cleaning.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2017, 10:16:39 PM »
Here is a good one take a pencil and Mark your sights and where they are on the slide. That way if or more likely when you drop your gun you'll be able to tell if the sights were moved and you'll be able to put them back where they belong.

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2017, 11:27:06 PM »
Here is one
Putting a round of CCI Shotshell as the last round in my spare mag
If you go out in rural areas and want something for Snakes of small things if you go in an area that you think it's needed you can switch it and put it on the top of your spare Mag so you cad do a mag swap rack the slide there you go or just have it in the chamber if you know ahead of time there is a snake

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Re: Concealed Carry CCW / Handgun Tips and tricks.
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2017, 11:29:48 PM »
Got one: save you're Egg crates when you are cleaning that CC handgun or any gun really put the pieces in there they won't roll around or get lost plus the paper carton will take up all the solvent and oil and keep it from your carpet coffee table Ect...