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  1. mwhals

    First time carrying right now

    I had my Ruger SP101 3" .357 Magnum for three months, but just today received my Ryan Grizzle IWB holster. I always take 3 mile walks in the evening. I now have it with me on the walk with the gun unloaded to get a good feel for it.
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    My wife got trained!

    My wife now has training to be a concealed weapon carrier. The house that carries together and shoots together stays together. Double trouble for bad guys if we are together.
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    SP101 thoughts

    I fired a few rounds from my new SP101 357 magnum of 38 special and 357 magnum today. I thought the recoil was very manageable with either round with the stock grip. I wasn't using a target, but felt the gun handled extremely well for me. The first shot had the most felt recoil, but the rest of...
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    Finally decided ok n my first CCW!

    I Finally Decided on my First CCW! I thank everyone for their input on questions I have submitted. I am purchasing a Ruger SP101 3" .357 and am looking forward to putting .38 Specials and .357 Magnums through it.
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    Determining value of Firearms

    I am trying to determine the value of the following firearms: 1. Colt Mark IV Series 70 45 auto stainless (dad bought in the 1970's I think, but it looks new) 2. Taurus 357 revolver bought around 1992 3. 10/22 Ruger with Deerfield scope 3-9 4. 30 30 Winchester M94 All firearms are in...
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    Most and a Least Available Ammo Calber

    In your areas, what are you finding as the most and least available calibers of ammo?
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    Largest size pistol to easily hide IWB

    I am 6'1 and around 200 pounds although 175 pounds is a better weight for me. Given that range of weights and my height, what would be the largest pistol that is easily concealed without printing in a good IWB holster? I like the Springfield Armory XD Subcompacts over the XDS single stacks. I...
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    Holster/Sheath for knife or flashlight

    I will either carry the knife or flashlight on my belt along with my iPhone. The other will be clipped in a pocket. The knife is an Emerson Mini CTQ 15 and the flashlight will be a Surefire E2D Defender Ultra or P2X Fury. What holsters for a knife or flashlight are recommended? In WV, we can...
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    EDC flashlight recommendation

    I am thinking about a Fenix P35, but was looking to see if there are other recommendations.
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    Sig P239 DAK or SAS for CCW

    The Sig P239 is the gun I want, so now deciding on the trigger. The DAK is DA only with a 7 pound trigger. The SAS is DA/SA with 10 pounds and 4.4 pounds, respectively. I can see the merits of both.
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    Conceal Carry Full Size M&P?

    Anyone here conceal carry a full size M&P? The compact version is good, but wondering about full size.
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    Where are people keeping large gun safes

    I am thinking of getting a quality gun safe and would like to put it on an outside wall if our master bedroom. The house has a crawl space. I know some put them in the garage. I am sure some reinforcements might be necessary under the house, but it should be minimal due to being on an outside...
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    Ammo Storage Without Gun Safe

    Where do most people store their ammo if they don't have a gun safe? Ammo boxes? Can they be locked?
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    M&P Shield as First Gun

    I have been looking at my first gun all wrong in that I think I should start out at 9 mm and move up to higher caliber. I think the M&P 9mm Shield would be a great first gun. I could get used to it and then start carrying it. I could then move up to the .40 M&P Shield and I believe it would...
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    M&P vs M&Pc for CCW (Differences)

    I have decided on the M&P 45 for my first carry weapon after lots of research. I was wondering the merits of the full size vs compact size for CCW. I am 6'1" and 195 pounds. I plan to carry in an IWB holster and wear my shirts loose and sometimes tucked. Sent from my iPhone using Link Removed
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    Local CCW carrier kills gunman

    This is a local news story on a bouncer with a CCW permit killing a person who started shooting. Link Removed Sent from my iPhone using Link Removed
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    .45 ACP or .357 Magnum

    I am looking for opinions on a .45 ACP semi automatic versus a .357 magnum revolver for concealed carry. I can see the merits for both, but am having a hard time deciding. I think the recoil on a .357 magnum is more noticeable than that of a .45 ACP. This isn't meant to be a semi auto versus...
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    Ruger SP101 3" barrel IWB holster Recommendation

    I want to know what IWB holsters are recommended that cover the end of the barrel of a sp101 3" revolver. Any recommendations? Most seem to be made for the 2" model.
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    SP101 in 4" for CCW?

    I am seriously thinking about a Ruger SP101 for CCW and am wondering how the 4" barrel would compare to the 3" barrel regarding IWB concealed carry. Not really interested in the shortest barrel for .357 magnum. Sent from my iPhone using Link Removed
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    CCW only guns that fit same holster

    I was curious how many buy guns that are similar enough to fit their holster. I guess Glock comes to mind as many holsters for a Glock work with most Glocks. I guess I would not be in that camp since the guns I want to purchase are different enough that they require different holsters. Sent...