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    Been thinking about it for along time, kind of a putting it off kind of thing but these last 2 shootings (Mall,School) are for me the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. Just way to much of this BS going on these days to put it off any longer. So tomorrow I take the class. Wish me luck.
    Oh and for a carry piece I'm looking real hard at the Glock 36 and the 30, like the 36 for it's slimmer profile but I like the 30 for the extra capacity and the fact that it will accept any of the Glock mags. I'd appreciate any input.

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    You have made a good decision to get your carry permit.

    Ask yourself how many handguns do I intend to own. A .45 is great in winter(carried my 5" 1911 today)but can be problematic in the warmer months as you wear less.

    The issue with capacity is something that carries far too much weight. I suggest that any handgun you intend to carry you become very proficient with and that only happens thru practice.
    Make each shot count.

    You need to know it inside and out to the point that you can load it AND clear a misfire with your eyes closed.
    Personally I carry a 5 shot revolver for the most part. Can't jam and if I need more than 5 I should have stayed out of the hood!
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    Have owned a number of different pistols over the years, single action and double action wheel guns + autoloaders.
    Currently have a couple 22's and my favorite a (Colt 1911), which I love but don't necessarily want for a primary carry piece... So that's what brings me to the G30, caliber..rugged..dependable..price. Was never a big Glock fan but this little pistol looks like it would be hard to beat.

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    Glocks have always been considered one of the most reliable. Thought you were just getting your permit and first hand gun.
    Looks like you have a pretty good handle on things.
    I do stress regular practice though. It's the only way to stay on top of things.
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    Totally agree with you on the regular practice!! Even though I've owned pistols and long guns for many years, I realize that I'm a total beginner when it comes to concealed carry,so I'm all ears. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lrider View Post
    Totally agree with you on the regular practice!! Even though I've owned pistols and long guns for many years, I realize that I'm a total beginner when it comes to concealed carry,so I'm all ears. Any advice would be much appreciated.
    The Glock 36 is a nice pistol.

    I had a Glock 30 and could not use it. My finger got pinched between the mag and the grip when I fired it. I am sure it is fine for most people, I just bring that up because you reminded me. You should try to shoot whatever you are considering purchasing first. If you know someone or can find some one that owns one it can save you from getting something you don't like. I went through a lot of pistols, lol (including 7 glocks).

    Also, really consider buying a used one. You can save money and, if you change your mind, sell it for the same you paid for it.

    The 30 does not take all glock mags, just 30 and 21.

    Also, seriously consider taking more classes after the mandatory CPL class. You really won't learn much there. MDFI is one company that offers more instruction. There are others, but I know them.
    Last edited by sprink; 12-28-2012 at 10:00 PM.

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    I've heard that about getting your finger pinched, thanks for the heads up. And yes I will be looking at the 36.

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    One thing to consider too is holsters and possible interchangeability. Like most of us that carry we probably have quite a bit of money tied up in holsters. I carried a glock 30 for some time and had no issues with it. I still have a 21 and a G33. I carry a 3 inch 1911 most all the time but I could never get rid of my G33 because of all the money I have in holsters for that pc.

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    Well finally after 9 hrs of class and range time I completed the CPL class, am glad I finally took care of that, now next week I'm off to the county clerks office to drop off the forms, certificate and $105. Then to the Sheriff's office to be finger printed. Then the wait begins.

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    Don't forget your pictures,LOL!
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