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It's been a long wait, but THE envelope showed up in the mail today. CCW has arrived! Great feeling knowing I can legally arm myself when out and about. I've learned a lot from you all so far, but now the real learning begins.
 

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Congratulations, it would show up on the longest day of the year.
 

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Awesome Runman!! Welcome to the club!!
 

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It's been a long wait, but THE envelope showed up in the mail today. CCW has arrived! Great feeling knowing I can legally arm myself when out and about. I've learned a lot from you all so far, but now the real learning begins.
I understand the hype and felt the same way too. It is a hugh responsibility that you will be held accountable for if you use it unwisely.

I now liken carrying to having a tire iron in the trunk. The tire iron is pretty much worthless without a good jack & spare tire to correct a bad situation. With just a little fore-thought I can pretty much get away with probably never having to use the tool. But things do happen and I ensure I have the necessary tools to change a tire, if need be.

So, now you have the iron(license). Go get you a good jack(gun &holster) and maintain that spare (your continued training) for when the situation goes flat.

Hopefully, you'll never get the chance to use it for the purpose you will carry it for.
 

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I understand the hype and felt the same way too. It is a hugh responsibility that you will be held accountable for if you use it unwisely.

I now liken carrying to having a tire iron in the trunk. The tire iron is pretty much worthless without a good jack & spare tire to correct a bad situation. With just a little fore-thought I can pretty much get away with probably never having to use the tool. But things do happen and I ensure I have the necessary tools to change a tire, if need be.

So, now you have the iron(license). Go get you a good jack(gun &holster) and maintain that spare (your continued training) for when the situation goes flat.

Hopefully, you'll never get the chance to use it for the purpose you will carry it for.
Good statement!

Congrats on the CCW. I thought MS's 45 days was long...78 days is horrible, but better than living in Illinois!
 

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G-23 said:
I understand the hype and felt the same way too. It is a hugh responsibility that you will be held accountable for if you use it unwisely.

I now liken carrying to having a tire iron in the trunk. The tire iron is pretty much worthless without a good jack & spare tire to correct a bad situation. With just a little fore-thought I can pretty much get away with probably never having to use the tool. But things do happen and I ensure I have the necessary tools to change a tire, if need be.

So, now you have the iron(license). Go get you a good jack(gun &holster) and maintain that spare (your continued training) for when the situation goes flat.

Hopefully, you'll never get the chance to use it for the purpose you will carry it for.
Thanks for the advice. My goal is to never use it but be prepared in case its needed. Carrying around the house is much different than in the real world so now the process of making sure everything is right begins.
I really like the stories shared around here of situations where they had to draw a weapon or nearly came to that. I use those to think about what would I have done? Need the physical and mental training.
 

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the sheriff office here has up to 90 days to approve ccw..............i got mine on the 89th day
 

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G-23 said:
I understand the hype and felt the same way too. It is a hugh responsibility that you will be held accountable for if you use it unwisely.

I now liken carrying to having a tire iron in the trunk. The tire iron is pretty much worthless without a good jack & spare tire to correct a bad situation. With just a little fore-thought I can pretty much get away with probably never having to use the tool. But things do happen and I ensure I have the necessary tools to change a tire, if need be.

So, now you have the iron(license). Go get you a good jack(gun &holster) and maintain that spare (your continued training) for when the situation goes flat.

Hopefully, you'll never get the chance to use it for the purpose you will carry it for.
Nice metaphor! I will definitely use this! Thanks
 
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