CCW

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pinecone70, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    I am signed up for concealed carry class on Sunday morning. I'm nervous already, after receiving the liability waiver in the mail the other day....I could get shot by some newbie! :eek: OMG! If all goes well with the county application, I could be licensed to carry in just over a month.
     
  2. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir New Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Greeley, Colorado
    No worries and hopefully you have a good instructor. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot too.
     

  3. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    I've had many newbies and veterans point firearms at me, I can say that I'm not enthusiastic about it. I haven't been shot yet.:) Won't be surprised if I am. Pretty good to get a permit in a month, my wife's took five.
     
  4. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Well.....The county's website says about a month, that doesn't mean they will get it right in the mail. My permit to buy pistols took twice as long last year, due to lots of applicants.
     
  5. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Good luck on the garnering the permit, pinecone. You'll do just fine. And, if the instructor is worth his salt, after one warning, he'll D/Q anyone flashing folks with their firearm.
     
  6. There's no reason to be nervous, Pine. The instructors in such classes are almost always very well qualified, and are careful to see the newbies don't get hurt, or hurt someone else. You should also get a little range time out of the deal. When I applied for my CCW here in Colorado, the whole process took only about a month as I recall, and part of that was because our local sheriff likes to meet the people who get permits. He had all the permitees meet at his office so he could hand out the permits personally. Of course, I live in a small county population wise, so it was possible for him to do that.

    Congrats on making the wise decision to go through the process and get a permit, by the way! Odds are, you will never have to draw a weapon, and that is what one always hopes will be the case. Yet the world we live in can be a dangerous place, and having the means and skills to defend oneself at need, can be a gift beyond price. Best of luck! ;)
     
  7. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Thanks, Pistol! I have done a ton of thinking about the responsibility of carrying and all the implications. Minnesota is a non-concealed state, but the law tells everyone that the general public had better NOT see anyone carrying openly. It is also against the rules here to defend a stranger. I will learn all the details in class about the laws and behaviors expected of me. I know I will probably never have to draw a weapon on anyone, but I would rather have the option than not.
     
  8. ARB

    ARB New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Mid Missouri
    I'm sure you'll be fine. I took my class through Bass Pro for free. The instructors were very good. I was nervous however, that some of the folks in the class had never fired a handgun before. They passed the whole class.:confused: One thing I did like was that if they thought anyone looked or acted questionably they said they were out. I wish it was a little more selective. Anyway, have fun, it's always good to get to the range.:)
     
  9. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    As my instructor said: "Do what I tell you, and there is no way you will fail! If you don't do what I tell you, when I tell you, you will be leaving here real quick"! No body got sent home!
    Enjoy!
     
  10. Double Deuce

    Double Deuce New Member

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    Jun 1, 2009
    Utah
    I am still waiting through the 80 days it is taking to get mine, should have it by mid Sept.
     
  11. Prizefighter

    Prizefighter New Member

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    Mar 16, 2007
    North Carolina
    In my experience, the CCW class is more about being exposed to the rules and regulations, along with a smidgen of firearm safety. There's no time spent on technique or skill. In other words, easy peasy.

    Congrats, by the way. Even if you don't have to be a deadeye, it's still very satisfying to slip that card in your wallet.
     
  12. artabr

    artabr New Member

    I'm sure that you'll do great, Pinecone. ;) :)


    Art
     
  13. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    You will enjoy the experience and likely end up tops in the class. :)
     
  14. sabashimon

    sabashimon New Member

    672
    Oct 26, 2007
    PNW/Israel
    Good luck Pinecone!
     
  15. You'll give em what for.

    Just keep an eye on the newbie's.;)