Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2013, 21:09   #961
fratello
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
I got my ccw about a year ago,,,Time to defend,,,Never had any guns till then,,read about the Glock
and still reading about them ,so far I have 3 ,Model 17,,,27,,and 20...going to have all before I quit.
The reason for getting these is the way the economy is today with the unemployment lots and
lots of people out on the street trying to survive the wrong way...............

Last edited by fratello; 01-21-2013 at 21:10..
fratello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 21:32   #962
Indianashooter
Senior Member
 
Indianashooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 257
Here in Indiana its called a License to Carry a Handgun. I've had one for almost 20 years.

At first I got one so I could legally carry the hand gun to and from the range. I carried on and off for many years but not on a regular basis. About 15 years ago I joined a civil defense unit in Mishawaka, the Mishawaka Civil Dense Special Police. They issued a GP 100. The regular cops had just gotten Sigs issued to them.

About 4 years ago I sued for full custody of my son. Some material of questionable used was found at her boyfriends house. My son decided to report it. I supported him. About 4 months later several police officers come to my house with the information that they had received a Crime Stoppers tip that my son and I life was in danger. Needles to say I was astounded!
Right then I decided to carry 24/7. And I have.


Edit: BTW, I won full custody!

Last edited by Indianashooter; 01-21-2013 at 21:33..
Indianashooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:45   #963
BADOS
Senior Member
 
BADOS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 302
Nothing exciting here. In the late 60's I was in a business that required me to take cash from my business out of shopping malls. I aquired a "Life and Property" permit from Massachusetts so that I could conceal carry my Colt 1911 Commander. In 1989 I moved my business to Florida and applied for the Florida CC permit. Because MA was so strict in their gun laws, I wasn't required to take a course and they just issued me the permit. When I moved to Florida, I switched to Glock and have been carrying them ever since.

Last edited by BADOS; 01-25-2013 at 08:47..
BADOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 22:19   #964
TXPamIAm
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 20
-----

Last edited by TXPamIAm; 01-30-2014 at 00:17.. Reason: misspelling
TXPamIAm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 09:52   #965
Lady Glock
Senior Member
 
Lady Glock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: GA
Posts: 3,611
Send a message via ICQ to Lady Glock
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zelesnik G17 View Post
Today, after reading story after story. I picked up a Glock 17 a few weeks ago mainly to use for targets. I am not ready to carry yet, but after some training time, and many more range sessions, I plan on doing just that. I thought I would look/feel stupid carrying a gun. But, I can get get over all that, just knowing people exist that want to harm me, my family, or my neighbors. I do know I'm not ready yet, legally or mentally.
I have a Galco IWB holster that works wonderful to keep you from having a bulge from a composite style OWB holster. It's leather with a "plastic" belt clip. I've worn it to work when I worked at a place that forbid carry. (that was a few years ago as the last place I worked I would have been caught going through the metal detector).
__________________
This is ok, right? I'm not breaking any rules or making anyone mad at me for this comment, Right?

Trust in God...Everyone else keep your hands where I can see them!
Lady Glock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 04:02   #966
chevydave
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 7
Watch the news! Didn't need much more than that! I worked hard to get where I am and decided I want to stay here! I love life, my wife and family And I refuse to be a victim! There are really bad people out there and you never know if/when you might meet up with one. It's a bad bet not to be prepared.
__________________
Dave, RI
chevydave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 14:37   #967
maxmanta
Senior Member
 
maxmanta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: All by myself, sitting on the floor
Posts: 1,561
There was no specific turning point. I just always liked guns.
__________________
This is not Haiku.
I'm just counting syllables.
I'll shut up, okay?
maxmanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 19:10   #968
blake716
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxmanta View Post
There was no specific turning point. I just always liked guns.
Same here. I just finally got off of my butt amd turned in my paperwork about a month ago.
They told me it would take between 100-120 days. I'm still waiting on my permit.

I was robbed at gunpoint, twice. But that was over 15 years ago. I guess I'm quite the procrastinator.
blake716 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 20:36   #969
redcat11
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 43
Wow thats some serious ****, good reason why you carry.
redcat11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 23:25   #970
Jt1974
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
A store owner and his son were shot to death during a robbery at 2pm on a saturday afternoon NEXT DOOR to my office (as in just a few feet away). The son was shot first and the father ran into the bathroom and locked the door. The killer kicked the door in and shot the dad to death in the bathroom.

A few months before that a college kid got his teeth knocked out in the parking lot of my office building when he was walking home from the bars.

I'm 6'3" and always thought most bad guys would pass me by and look for an easier target. However, after the two incidents noted above I realized that criminals are getting pretty brave these days so I decided I might as well start exercising my 2A rights.
Jt1974 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:24   #971
ezthumper
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 461
I carry as a result of experience and a jaded view of humanity.
ezthumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 07:53   #972
PVolk
Senior Member
 
PVolk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Southwest MI
Posts: 937
I got a good one.

I was 23 years old and recently bought my first house. We were throwing a party in the apartment above the garage (we partied up there to keep the house clean) when a random drunk stranger walks in and picks a fight with my buddy and his girlfriend. Since nobody knew who he was, we kicked him out. As he was leaving my driveway, he hit two parked cars and peeled out off down the road. Several people chased after him on foot. The guy pulled over about a block away, got out of his truck with a revolver in hand, and started shooting in their direction. Everyone hit the ground. The shots were clearly heard at my house, where I still was. Just about that time, my buddy Evan (who was determined to get the guys plate number) was barelling down the road and saw him with gun in hand and decided to take him out with his Jeep Cherokee. He drove right into the guy and layed him out across the hood. Broke both of his legs and knocked him unconscious.

While waiting for the police to get there, it occured to me that I don't even own a handgun to defend myself against the next drunken ******* that stumbles onto my property armed. Being new to an unknown neighborhood, I figured I wouldn't take any more chances. A couple weeks later, I bought a Springfield SD40 and 6 months after that, my father and I signed up for a CCW class.

The guy in my story turned out to be so drunk, he thought he had arrived at his buddies house when he came to mine. Apparantly his buddy lived 5 or 6 houses down the street. The police charged him with his 4th DUI that night. His pistol was never recovered and Evan was never charged with running him over.
__________________
NRA Life Member
*19c, 23c, 24*
PVolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 09:05   #973
4Rules
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,931
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Niceguy View Post
I was at a new year's eve party several years ago (outside) and at the stroke of midnight a bunch of other people started firing their guns into the air in celebration. I felt like the odd man out, and vowed to never again be in a situation where I didn't have the ability to punctuate a joyous occasion with a little gunfire.
4Rules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 12:55   #974
MikeLadner
DILLIGAFF?
 
MikeLadner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: South Mississippi
Posts: 1,428
Send a message via AIM to MikeLadner


I turned 21...
__________________
Patrolman 1st Class, Field Training Officer, Certified GLOCK Armorer
"There is more law at the end of the policeman's nightstick than in all the decisions of The Supreme Court." Alexander Williams
MikeLadner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 14:33   #975
SCmasterblaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hartford, Vermont
Posts: 16,034
I had a pit bull dog leap a third of the way out of a car window at me eight years ago. I had my G17 in it's snout. I didn't squeeze the trigger because the dog couldn't reach me (the window opening was a centimeter too narrow). But boy was I scared! I used to carry occasionally, but since then 24/7.
__________________
Gun Ownership Offers Freedom in Many Dimensions

Last edited by SCmasterblaster; 03-11-2013 at 14:34..
SCmasterblaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 08:30   #976
FireMission
Registered User
 
FireMission's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central GA
Posts: 9
I've been carrying off and on for 15 years or so. But a couple of years ago, there was a robbery at a grocery store, here. 2 in the afternoon, broad daylight. Generally I feel very safe in my town, we have some really good LEOs, the town is conservative and the badguys generally don't stick around for long. But you can never relax your guard, you're never 100 % safe. I have a responsibility to protect myself, others, and my family. So now I carry almost all the time (it would be ALL the time but I work for the DoD and they don't allow me to carry). So that's it, just a simple robbery that woke me up a little bit. I carried for almost 2 years and my wife didn't even notice
FireMission is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 16:50   #977
jime17
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: n.e. penna
Posts: 38
i'm 59 never owned a gun or had any interest, with the events of the last couple years i have been paying closer attention to all sides views of gun ownership or not. the one constant for me was do not be a victim, so i bought myself a glock, went to sheriffs office and got my ccw and my only regret is i should have done this years ago!
jime17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 13:54   #978
Joe BOLO
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 31
!!!LONG POST ALERT!!!! I read through all 43 pages of this thread before posting my story.

New poster here but I’ve been reading this and other forums as much as possible for several years. This is a great place for sharing ideas and for Q and A. Thanks so much for starting this thread.

My moments-

-I was a teenager up to my wrists in frozen chicken in the kitchen of a Roy Rogers in Baltimore, MD when I heard yelling and see someone who does not work with me run around the front counter and point a shotgun at me, screaming, “Down! Down on your knees!” Long story short, five armed criminals forced the manager to open the safe, robbed some of my coworkers, and then marched us back to the walk-in freezer. I suddenly realized I was probably going to die. Surprisingly, we were simply blocked in to the freezer so we could not get out to call 911. It took us 20 minutes but we got out and made the call.

-My sense of outrage when I found out that my first true love in high school had later been brutally raped while strolling down a bike path by some idiot.

-My strong sense of personal and civic responsibility was further strengthened by getting married and eventually becoming a father (x2). That is a commonly mentioned motivator here in this thread and I completely agree.

-Trying to save a police officer who had been ambushed and shot in the line of duty. I've posted something about that in another section of this forum.

-I worked part-time as a crime scene-biohazard remediation specialist for 5 years. We basically picked up the pieces, decontaminated scenes, and tried to repair and replace everything so it looked like nothing happened. There were many emotionally hard jobs but one of the worst was working on the aftermath of a bank hold-up where three people were forced into the back room and executed (remember my Roy Rogers fear?) One of the victims was the mother of a good friend and fellow firefighter.

-I was introduced to guns by professionally trained LEOs and friends. I continue to try to learn as much as I can about guns, how to shoot, and how to care for them. I’ve discovered that I have an aptitude with and a real love of firearms.

-The natural and probably inevitable conclusion that all the above and my ability to be permitted to concealed carry led me to seek additional formal training, my own firearms, and mailing my CWP application off to the state.

My 70-something mother discovered my intentions to CC and I could tell she had reservations. My explanation to her took awhile and I believe she better understands the level of my convictions and the breadth of my preparations to do it properly and effectively.

I think the key element of my reasons that got her attention was when I said, “Wherever there are sheep, there are wolves. I am not wired to be a sheep. I am wired to be a sheepdog.”

Thanks for everyone’s submissions to this thread and for reading my post.
__________________
Quote:
.... If your plan A is to make an excuse for doing something you knew you should not have, or to claim ignorance, you need a really good plan B.
Joe BOLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 09:18   #979
SRT76
Senior Member
 
SRT76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 370
I found this article in the Houston chronicle this morning. Surprised that it originated in the NY times. It seems so simple to us... "if someone is trying to kill you, don't just lay there". But obviously to many it's a very original and innovative thought.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/us...anted=all&_r=0

Arm yourself, train yourself, prepare yourself.


Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
__________________
"Rally round the family. With a pocket full of shells."
SRT76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 20:59   #980
GLOCKpaperscissors19
Member
 
GLOCKpaperscissors19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denver
Posts: 31
I was a cop for 13 years and never missed the gun as a new civilian. But I did get a carry permit. But I never used it. I live in Denver, and after the Aurora Theatre shooting I told my wife I was going to carry from that point on (we have two little kiddos). But after a few days I stopped. Then came Newtown (Newton?). Since then I have carried everyday.
__________________
"Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!"
GLOCKpaperscissors19 is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:03.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 532
121 Members
411 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31