Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by ampaterry, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I will be trying out for this next month.
    I need to find out what the accuracy requirement is for the safety course completion, and if there is a caliber restriction.
    If it is TOO tough, I would like to take it using my High Standard Trophy Military Citation in .22.
    I can drive tacks with that thing, but not that accurate with my 1911, and less yet with my Chiefs Special .38.

    Also, what is your prefered carry method, and why?

    I am MAINLY getting this so I can carry in the vehicle; TN requires a CCW to carry in the vehicle or OPEN carry, but there will be times when I want to carry on my person.
  2. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    You should be fine Padre. here it's 50 rounds @ close range, 2 handed, strong handed & week handed. My preferred carry is Locked & cocked. There is no other!!!!!!!

    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012

  3. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    everywhere is different so look at your states requirements.In Texas it has to be 50 rounds at 3,7 and 15 yds two handed.If you use revolver you can only carry revolver.It should be easy to find your states laws.
  4. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    methods vary and depends on your wardrobe.Most carry strong side in a IWB holster for ease of draw.I carry in a fanny pack as I have to wear basketball shorts for medical reasons and a fanny pack lets it ride up front.The strong side is the fastest draw method.You will find you will end up with a wardrobe of holsters as there is not one fit all and it depends how you dress.If you go with IWB I suggest getting pants 2 inches larger to accomadate the bulge.
  5. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I find that if I don't pocket carry, I don't carry.

    Am I as accurate with the little Keltec? Nope. But I'm not shooting targets; I'm keeping myself safe.

    Indiana doesn't have any testing. If you pass the background check and pay the fee, you get a License to Carry Handgun.
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I reckon all coarses are a bit different, but to pass the range shooting, we shot at the 5 and 10 meter marks at a paper plate.
    And to save on ammo per cost, we were allowed to shoot .22's! There was only one elderly lady that was haveing a bit of a problem and the instuctor worked with her till she had the safety aspect and shooting aspect down pat.
  7. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Hey Brother Terry.Been thinkin and I dont know your profiency level or anything.I do suggest the book "Gun Digest of Concealed Carry"by Massad Ayoob.This is a great book on the ccw lifestyle.He shows how to dress,picking proper holsters and alot of good info.I also recommend his book "In The Gravest Extreme".This deals with the legalities of deadly force and is full of good legal info.I found by reading this I knew more than the stuff a class goes over.I also suggest printing out your state laws and learning them.Mr. Ayoob also has a great series of videos on youtube called Judicious use of deadly Force.I think it is 8or 10 videos but covers alot of ground.I hope this helps.
  8. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I don't know it you can use the .22 for qualifying or not. Here in TX you must use a centerfire hand gun.
  9. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Thank you, guys, for all those responses!
    Going out of town later this week, but will start checking deeper next week on requirements of a couple of schools I have found locally.
  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn

    Take the 22, Tn doesn't have a caliber requirement. My wife used a friends Ruger. If you're a tack driver with it, you'll have no problems

    How I carry depends on how I'm dressed. My paddle holster for my wheel gun tends to make my speedo sag when I'm on the water so I use an ankle rig that matches my flip-flops :D. Tn doesn't specify open or concealed and we are a don't ask, don't tell state so whatever makes you most comfortable.
  11. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Most classes have you shooting at no more than 7 yards, 21 feet. And at a B27 sized target. It just isn't hard to hit a large target at 21 feet!
  12. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    When I went you can bring any caliber handgun you wanted, saw alot of .22s . Distances were 12 shots at 3 yards 12 at 5 yards 12 at 7 yards and 12 at 15 yards at least thats what it was at my class. Pretty easy just get them in the black, I saw people who never shot there gun pass easily. Hope this helps.
  13. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I always have my students shoot from 21ft. I just have them change up a little each time. One time, slow fire, the next rapid fire, the next a mixture. The state of florida does not have caliber requirements or number of round requirements, but I always made everyone shoot about 50 rounds and more if they were having trouble putting them on target.
  14. tcox4freedom

    tcox4freedom Well-Known Member

    You'll do great Terry. Try to convince Judy to go for hers too. (I'll get my wife on her if that will help.)

    My wife may be taking a two day carbine combat course this weekend. She just bought her 1st AR & wants to get in there & mix it up with some of the big boys; (LEOs).

    Back to your CWP/CCW-
    Have you put much thought into you primary carry weapon (PCW)?

    The 1911 could be a great choice!

    I wouldn't worry about not qualifying. It's not that hard because you start in close & work your way out; all the while getting pointers & feedback from your instructors.

    We have people in every class that bring an upon firearm still in the box who have never shot a firearm before that day. My wife & I usually take extra time with the newbies in class. Neither one of us has ever failed to get a student through; even if they have NEVER held a firearm before the day of the class. (Most good instructors are well qualified to handle any difficulties with marksmanship.)

    My PCW is a 24/7 ProC 45; carried AIWB in a trimmed down Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe.

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012
  15. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    and your chief special is a perfect one to carry in a jacket pocket.I am a big fan of small frame revolvers.Easy to hide and draw.Bianchhi makes a grip clip I like.It has a clip that allows to carry mexican style.I have carried like this with all types of firearms and it is my favorite method.I toted a 1911 in the small of my back mexican style for years.My fav that I carry is a rossi .357 with a 2 inch barrel.It fits a jacket pocket well .Being a pastor I assume you wear a sport coat alot and the .38 is a perfect fit for that.