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Hey all! Haven't posted much, but I just got my Concealed pistol license in the mail. I'll be carrying my gen 4 Glock 17 as a EDC. I just purchased it last October and have fired 1200 rounds through her. Due to this forum I've updated the RSA to the current one. So far carrying my firearm in my vehicle has been a lot more convenient due to not having to unload it every time. I know there's a few people that open carry, I'm not sure if I'm a fan. I never want to be a subject of "man with a gun call" I do not have a holster yet (it's ordered and currently being sent) I've been carrying it in my belt with a long shirt concealing it. (not with one in the chamber yet) When I get my comp-tac IWB holster I should be set for carrying more discreet and ready with one in the chamber. I've already emphasized safety and keeping the trigger finger next to the slide. I love knowing I don't have to remember to "flip the safety". I just thought I would drop a line since many do. Look forward to the comments.
 

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Congrats on your license. I also like the fact there is no actual safety besides the trigger. Like so many people on here has said, if you need a safety on your gun then a Glock is not for you (you as being in a whole) I'm not a big fan of open carry either. Just for the fact I don't like advertising. I see it a lot around here and it doesn't bother me that they are. It just gives me a heads up on them. Enjoy and stay safe…
 

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Michigan laws are pretty straightforward.
1. Don't carry into a school. To drop off your child, you can have it in your car but don't get out!
2. Courthouses
3. Bars
4. Federal property
5. College
6. Daycare
7. Casino
8. Church
9. Posted areas
10. Sports arenas, entertainment facility that holds 2,500 people or more.
11. Hospital

Having an actual safety to remember in a SHTF situation I would rather NOT have to fumble for anything other than a trigger!
This is my first handgun, I made the Glock decision after researching a lot of firearms. Glock continued to come up in reliability and durability. Polygonal rifling being easier to clean and has the longevity. Law enforcement can't be wrong! :)
I've been practicing being aware of my surroundings. Which I've had the habit of doing anyways because of the shady apartment complex I work at. ( which I can't carry while at work... Suggestions?)
Thanks to all. If anyone has any advice please feel free to add!
 

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Congrats on getting your permit in the mail! Im still waiting for mine, they say here in Maine that its getting to be up to 90 day wait because they are so backed up with all the permits coming in.
 

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90 days? The month almost killed me. THEN I knew when the gun board met and when they made their decision. I checked the mail everyday, and I HATE checking the mail. Lol. My wife does it for me. I really hope they come through for you soon. MA doesn't share reciprocity with MI... :( is it a resident only permit state?
 

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MA CCW in MA was a 90+ day wait. once I had that, NH took less than 2 weeks, ME was 30 days. When someone in MA asks for ID now, I use my MA CCW permit and most everyone accepts it with no question knowing that it is harder to get than a drivers license. Illegals have too many fake drivers licenses here.:mad:
 

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It was supposed to only be 30 days for residents and 60 for non, but with so many people getting their permits now they are so far behind. I can still open carry, and I do at work with a Bulldog Holster inside my jeans. 90 days is a long time to wait for sure! We'll see how long it really takes though.
 

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Congrats to you as well chip! I hate the anticipation of checking the mail and the disappointment to look and find nothing that you wanted. Lol. I thought that the 30 days I had to wait for the gun board to meet again was a long time. (I had just missed the prior one by two days! How was I supposed to know!?) I am curious as well if there are other strange stipulations on the requirement to get a CCW in other states. Example: here in Michigan if you get a operating anything while intoxicated you can't get one. Or if you get caught driving while suspended. Some other reasons too but those are the most serious offenses.
 
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