13 July 2010

CCW Class

My procrastinating is nearly over...
We (Sara Jean and me) will show up bright and early on Saturday morning to take the CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons Permit) class. I'm more than ready. Sara Jean, having never pulled a trigger to send a bullet downrange, has her doubts. I'm bettin' (hoping) she'll enjoy herself and want to do more of it when we're done with the class.

I'm told the class will take about six hours. Although the guy teaching the class will bring .22 Ruger Autos for us to use, I think I'll prepare the new Ruger I bought for SJ and let her use it in the class so she can get real familiar with it.

Cabela's emailed me last week and asked if I would consider switching my .45 ACP order from Winchester brand to Remington brand... same bullet weight... same amount of ammunition... same price. I emailed back and told them to ship it out, so I should receive 600 rounds of ammunition to use in my Colt Combat Commander (pictured above) tomorrow.

When SJ has begun to smile while shooting the .22, maybe we'll let her fire some .45 at tin cans too!


jinksto said...

Mrs. Jinksto and I did this earlier in the year and had a great time. I'm not sure whether to be proud or embarrassed that she shoots better than I do. I think I'll opt for the former.

Radio Patriot said...

oooooh.... pretty.

Rain said...

We got our Oregon concealed weapon permits two permits ago. In Oregon, you have to remember when it comes up for renewal (good for 4 years) and get in there as if you lose it, you have to do it all over again. I have really liked having the permit as carrying a gun and having to leave it visible is not my idea of smart.

As a woman, I am never that fond of pulling the trigger, even though I have fired a lot of guns in my life, but a gun without too much kick isn't that bad. What I don't like are automatics for fear they will jam and I can't get them working again which is why I like the .357. If I haven't hit it within its 6 rounds, I am unlikely to get another chance. When it comes to the coyote in the field and a rifle, I mostly only get one shot before either it's gone or the cows get in the way.

Greybeard said...

I have heard the revolver vs. auto argument all my life Rain. I just had that same discussion with the guy that is teaching this class on Saturday and he referred me to a "felt recoil" chart that shows the revolver in certain calibers... say 9mm/.38, is more painful to shoot than the auto. If you're interested I can send you the link.

Don't get me wrong, I like revolvers too and own several...
But when the chaos starts I'll be totin' the .45.
Most Law Enforcement agencies have switched to autos because they are now much more dependable and, as you indicated, you can put more rounds downrange without having to take the time to reload.

I was just thinking about "open carry" and how I'd feel if we started seeing more and more folks doing that. So long as I knew they were proficient with the weapons, I think I'd actually find that comforting.
(Luby's in Texas.)

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ooops. Sorry. I forgot your "thing" about the F-word. Got a little wrapped up there.

Just delete the F-word.

I still mean all the other stuff.

Trust me.


Greybeard said...

From BZ, censored by yours truly:

"Order ammo whilst you can over the internet. In 2011 that will soon become illegal.

Rain makes an interesting point. My Cop Life grew up on revolvers. We somehow had to "make do" with 6 in the cylinder and 12 in our speedloader pouches. You were considered a "rookie" if you had either more speedloaders or a big box of ammo in your car.

I have always liked the .357 caliber. It's the round that killed my assailant in 1979, by way of a S&W Model 66. I killed the ######, and I still sit here and write. I can say that, now, many years later. #### him. He's DEAD and I'm NOT.

Ooops. Guess I wasn't quite so politically correct there.

And BTW, did I say the ###### I shot was an ILLEGAL MEXICAN with a GUN who exited his car pointing it at me?

Oooops. Sorry. Guess I wasn't quite so politically correct there.

Know what? He's still DEAD.

-Close quotes.

Rita said...

A few weeks ago I applied for the new lifetime permit allowed in our state now.

The only other time I possessed a gun permit was right after 9/11.

But I still need to go to the shooting range and start to get comfortable even holding a gun in my hand. It's not something that comes naturally to me.

Rain said...

What got me was when I had to take a recent shot at a coyote where a coyote was not supposed to be. My first pull on the trigger did nothing and I quickly ejected the shell and tried again. That one fired but the coyote was by then on the run and I missed for assorted reasons probably but the dud was in a brand new box of .22 shells. Not critical when it was at a coyote but would be considerably bigger deal if it was someone breaking into my home and my .357.