Took my CCW class today.

Discussion in 'CCW & Open Carry' started by elguapo, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. elguapo

    elguapo Guest

    Very informative class. I learned alot about the distinction of crimes, situations, etc. I guess, the biggest clarification was where I could carry, how to react after a shooting. The shoot part was pretty easy: Took us longer to drive out to the desert to shoot, than it did to qualify. I went through 50 rounds pretty darn quickly. Granted, I never shoot my weapons dry (total of 22 rounds in the magazines) I had a full load of three mags left full of ammo.
    He is offering another "Advanced" class in a month or so, and I am thinking about going for that one as well.
  2. unclerob

    unclerob Member

    Welcome to the AZ CCW club.

  3. Thayldt21

    Thayldt21 Senior Member Member

    good for you, ccrry wisley
  4. Congrats to you.

    Input - I've taken every class our club offers and the least I got out of one course was some 1:1 time with two Marine instructors talking techniques and stories. That alone was worth the class. To me it's worth spending as much time as I can with folks who know more about handling / shooting, like LE and our military brothers and sisters.
  5. billybybose

    billybybose Guest

    +1 az ccw club.My instructor was a dps guy.He said about carrying in a posted no gun zone like a mall or restaurant that if there is no problem no one will know but if there is a problem.....Anyway congrats homie!
  6. andrew241

    andrew241 Member

    congrats, I am glad that I got mine.
  7. elguapo,

    Congrats! Carry wisely and be safe.

  8. Good stuff Elguapo, what do you plan on making your primary sidearm? I am guessing the 1911 eh?
  9. Ari

    Ari Guest

  10. Way to go. Carry well, carry safely.
  11. elguapo

    elguapo Guest

    Yes, the 1911. I have a Fobus paddle and twin mag paddle for it, and used it; I just have to get used to wearing them. Tommorrow, I send off the application packet and money, and by next monday I should have my card in the mail.
  12. Good stuff bud! You should check out the CQC Serpa holster that Taurus and I both have. I love that damn thing. It's a paddle or belt mount holster, but will conceal nicely with a large shirt or jacket. With a T-shirt it prints too badly, so it wouldn't work that well.
  13. Thayldt21

    Thayldt21 Senior Member Member

  14. elguapo

    elguapo Guest

    Thanks really is alot of responsibility. I liked the fact the whole feeling I got from everyone there attending, had thier head upon thier shoulders, and noone was smoking and joking like this was everyday things...
  15. It's great once you get ur cwp. I got mine once i became an armed guard. Congrads rock on and stay safe.
  16. FLA2760

    FLA2760 Guest

    Kudos on getting your CCW. 8) Have you decided on your main CCW piece? It's all good.
  17. Hi, had another thought….. when I got my CCW, I sat on it for about a week. What? Me, carry a gun? Then I suited up my first time and then decided to carry unloaded for a bit cause I was nervous. I was also worried about printing - I was sure everyone saw me and the gun. After a bit, I carried loaded, but none in the chamber. After a bit more, I carry hot. And now, I carry pretty much relaxed. The biggest difference I see now, I’m more alert whether I’m loaded or not. It’s a great reminder to stay alert and ready no matter what.

    So the point was for me……. The piece of paper was/is just that. It allowed my process to start and for me at least, it took about 2 months before I could say I was comfortable.

    Best of luck and stay safe!
  18. AGuyNamedMike

    AGuyNamedMike Lifetime Supporter

    And that alone will keep you safer than the vast majority of people.