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New Glock owner/CCW from Pa

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by RRoss, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. RRoss

    RRoss Contributor

    Apr 1, 2012
    Eastern PA
    Greetings GT friends,
    I just recently bought my first gun :milestone: and after months of research, talking to other shooters, and shooting myself, I decided on the G26 Gen4. Being Left handed weighed heavy on my decision to buy the Gen4. I've had the gun now for about a month and a half and I have thoroughly enjoyed "customizing" it. I also got my CCW license and once I get my IWB holster, I do plan on carrying, however, Since there is no training class required in PA, the question is...should I? I have a couple different private instructors lined up for instructions on CCW training and I am NOT new to firearms. I know how to handle them, and have been doing a LOT of research on the Concealed carry lifestyle but I don't want to be put in that situation where I needed it and didn't have it.


  2. larson1122


    Jan 30, 2012
    Welcome! Sharp looking G26 you have there :thumbsup:

  3. Nice gun.

    I am unclear on what you are asking for suggestions on. Are you asking if you should carry or if you should get instruction?
  4. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    Looks good, nice job on the lettering :cool:

  5. bear62


    Feb 5, 2005
    Rocky Mountains
    Welcome to you and your Glock.....
  6. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  7. Keyhole


    Dec 28, 2005
    Houston, TX
    :welcome: aboard!

    Tacticrayola or paint?
  8. RRoss

    RRoss Contributor

    Apr 1, 2012
    Eastern PA
    Sorry for the confusion. I'm asking for opinions (despite what they say about them) on whether I should carry between the time I get the formal training and now, or not. I have done my research, been practicing my draw/dry firing in my bedroom in front of a mirror every chance I get (got my draw down to about 1.5 sec.). Just not sure if I want to carry Code 1 without the formal training.
  9. RRoss

    RRoss Contributor

    Apr 1, 2012
    Eastern PA
    Keyhole- Acrylic Nail polish....refuse to put wax on my slide when it could melt out under range conditions.
  10. Totally up to you. No right answer, as long as you have the Constitutional right.

    My opinion is that a Glock should be carried in a form fitted kydex holster that the gun snaps securely into. No need for retention straps or buttons, just the sound of "snap" as the gun fits into the holster ( usually a screw sets that tension).

    Ok, now trigger guard is covered, gun is secure. Keep either on your body, or locked in a safe. When on you, no need to draw. No need to show anyone (other than regarding your laws with what police require).

    Keep it holstered, concealed, finger out of trigger area, don't show anyone, don't point at anyone. As long as you've got the legal right to have the gun on you, it is your choice.

    Training is obviously a good idea.

    My 2 cents :)
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012
  11. My other opinion is that you put a tripple check between your dryfire and when loaded. Like actually go through the mag out, slide locked back, visually see chamber is empty routine 3 times in a row before you pull that trigger.

    If you set the gun down, gremlins loaded it back up, so tripple check again before you pull the trigger.

    My concern, verified by internet testimonials, is how trigger happy guys get when they get too used to dryfiring. Sometimes their check is out of order or incomplete or they forgot they didn't actually do it that time. I'm trying to spread the word of the tripple check, because it creates a solid mental break, as well as ensures an empty gun. Makes me feel better to tell people of the idea :)
  12. oily_oink

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    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit