The 4 rules of gun safety

*The 1st Law of Gun Safety - The Gun Is Always Loaded!

*The 2nd Law of Gun Safety - Never Point A Gun At Something You're Not Prepared To Destroy!

*The 3rd Law of Gun Safety - Always Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Behind It!

*The 4th Law of Gun Safety - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Classifier Confirmed - I'm a marksman - And a CCW permit holder!

Just received the final scores from the classifier and my math skills aren't so far out of date. I was right. Shot it in 167.27 seconds with penalties added in. Now I know where I'll be when I shoot my next match which should be at Mecklenburg Wildlife Defensive Shooters next weekend.

I also received a call from the Sheriffs office yesterday with confirmation my CCW permit was available for pickup (Thrusts arms into the air. YES!). Picked it up last night after work. Gotta say, I'm a little underwhelmed with it. Just a thick piece of paper which is embossed. Anyone know if you can laminate these things? Seems like they'll wear out pretty fast being in a wallet all day. On another note, anyone have any good recommendations on a good defense round? I was thinking that something frangible might be preferable so it wouldn't do much damage penetrating walls, but haven't done much research on ammo for defense just yet.

So, what will the gentleman be wearing for concealed carry? I decided on a Glock 19 with a Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe. Already have the Glock and have put a couple hundred through it, but just ordered the Supertuck as I didn't want to spend the money only to find out I was disqualified from concealed carry for some reason. Supertuck should be in somewhere between 4 and 6 weeks according to their website and my order. Received 10% off my order because I'm an NRA member. Also ordered a Bladetech Revolution holster for it so I can use it in IDPA competitions as a backup gun in case my M&P needs repairs or updates and is out of pocket for a while (may be sending my M&P to Dan Burwell for trigger adjustment and new fiber optic sights).

Plan on heading out to the range tomorrow to try some new ammo. Picked up 1000 rounds of Speer Lawman as my usual ammo vendor was out of stock. We'll see how this new ammo works through my 9mm guns.

Well, that's it for me. Remember, shoot safe, shoot straight!


  1. John, Got your CCW in Union County right? Mine came laminated from them. I would think it would be OK to laminate. 5 years is asking a lot of a piece of paper!

    So turnaround was what about 60 days?

    Congrats on the Classifier!

  2. I think it was right at 47 or 48 days, so less than 60.

  3. Thanks John! Back at it this weekend. People want to know.

  4. Good job! Overpenetration is difficult to overcome if you're using a good SD round, at least at pistol velocities.

    .223 Hornady TAP's out of an AR on the other hand. :)

  5. Yeah, one of these days, an AR is in the works (really digging those Daniel Defense AR's). At least it's on my list with a 1911 in Commander or Agent size and a combat 870 12ga.

  6. Yeah, the time may depend on how quickly they get the medical records to the sheriff. I received a bill to have my records copied and delivered and paid it online the same day. Not sure how much time it saved, but best to turn it around quickly.


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