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I'm thinking about getting my concealed weapons permit...anyone else have theirs and if so what do you carry?

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i have a couple of them ( glock g 22, sig sauer P220 dak) its just that the state i live in (new jersey) it is very diffucult to get a carrying permit yet alone a concealed one. they give these to retired police officers and to people with dangerous jobs that require it. for the average joe it almost impossible to get one. my uncle is a lieutenant in the state police so yea my chances suck even if he can help me out.
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Getting my CCW whenever I can get into some classes.

My sister is holding onto my gun for me until I do.

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I have a Nighthawk, a M14A rifle, as well as an AWP. Haha, just kidding, I can not get the license in my country except if I am in the military or an important person in the government. Just like Kelly said.
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I have a ccw, mostly carry in the back country if at all but the ccw makes some things easier. When I do carry it's either an XD9 (service model) or a 1911a1 (officers).

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I have my CPL (Concealed Pistol License, for MI), I am currently in North Carolina which honors the permit.

I carried all the time in MI, don't carry much where I am in North Carolina, in a much nicer area. Only time I carry is when I go on late night craigs list transactions.

Instead the pistol stays in the dresser drawer.

I currently have an HK P2000 V2 9mm, it's nice.

I've had about 15 pistols in my life, HK is by far the nicest of the polymer bunch in my opinion. Best thing about the CCW is how easy it is to purchase a pistol in MI once you have one, was a pain to go back and forth getting it inspected, registered, and all that crap.

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When I lived in TN, I had a CCP. I usually carried a Pheonix Arms HP 22 LR, nice little 22 semi auto pistol with a 10 round clip. However, I also carried a S&W 38 snub nose. BAck home in TN I still have all my guns, but since I currently reside in Canada, I do not carry anymore.
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Oh, fwiw I've been considering just getting a ruger sp101 or gp100 in .357 to carry, rather than the bottom feeder.

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Colt 1991A1 (stock) or Browning P35 (custom) depending on the weather and what I'm wearing. CorBon 185gr JHP +P for the .45 and CorBon 115gr JHP +P+ for the 9mm.

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I'm following this thread with interest. In NZ, handguns are banned from private ownership, even private security operators. Exceptions are for collectors (who must obtain a special licence); and of course law enforcement and the military.

So my question to you who've posted replies is "what do you do with your handguns when you're not using them for their intended purpose?" following which ... "why do you own a handgun?".

Before anyone jumps on me, I am not a limp lefty trying to ban all private gun ownership. I too am a licensed gun owner, I was trained (decades ago) by the army to be a sniper, and I was (years ago) a licensed gun instructor. My firearms are rifles and shotgun, used only for hunting and pest control; and in dire, extreme emergency, for self-defence.
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First, let me ask you.. what is their intended purpose? I have a .22lr pistol that's intended purpose is solely marksmanship

Secondly, they're more convenient to carry than a long arm. I'd prefer to never actually have to use it in self defense, but I am more substantially trained than your average American in such use if need be (and continue to train on a regular basis). I live less than an hour from the border by car and spend a great amount of time in the back country along the border where we have a tremendous problem with arms smugglers, drug smugglers, people smugglers (well, you get the idea) and 999 (or 911) is of no use so one must be self sufficient. So, the ultimate in dualities.. do I feel I'm in danger out there? Not really, but I like the option to be prepared.

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I think everyone's "intended purpose" is different. I like IPSC/Practical shooting so that's one purpose. I'm volunteer LEO so that's another. I'm also a citizen of the U.S.A. and it's my right to own guns, so perhaps to that end my "purpose" is to simply make full use of my rights (while they last). Like many folks, I have a variety of firearms from AR-15's to Ruger .22LR's and they all scratch an itch of some sort. Generally, I don't go places that I think I may need a gun if I can help it.

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When I thought it mattered, I had a .22 Llama semi-auto. Then I was in a job where we carried a Browning 9mm on operations, it makes you view it in a totally different way - depending on your outlook of course.

Much as I would be tempted, I would never carry a concealed weapon again because I am not convinced that it would not 'alter' my demeanour so that 'trouble' would actually find me. It takes seconds to pull a weapon and decades (or a few seconds) to live (or die) with the consequences.

I would not deem to 'tell' people what to do, but my friendly advice is - if you NEED to carry, then you are spending time in the wrong places. Perhaps you should consider very carefully what is the reason or justification to carry a weapon - of any kind.

I did 24 years in the military and was a qualified firearms range officer - all weapons up to and including light machine guns on ranges from close quarter battle simulators to long gun ranges. The more I know about them, the less I wish to carry them - they alter peoples' characters when not used 'correctly'.

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they alter peoples' characters when not used 'correctly'.
Spoken from a man with experience. And he is 100% correct. When you carry a pistol, it can make you feel 10 foot tall and bulletproof. IF you do not keep yourself in check at all times, it can and will lead you to trouble.
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The funny thing is that the biggest advantage the CCW has for me is I don't have to worry about it being considered 'concealed'. That and it's simplified any future firearm purchases.

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