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    New Member-another reason to O/C

    Physical disabilities I can no longer carry concealed on my strong side due to an injury to my lower back get was caused the injury carrying concealed. I was doing some lifting with my weapon on my hip with a IWB holster on and apparently it exerted to much pressure and caused a disk to slip out of place. I can still carry on my weak side but not proficiently. So the sooner we can O/C in every muni in STLCO the better.

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    First, welcome to OCDO!

    Second, do check the forums for your locality to see when/where folks are getting together. Go. Meet them.

    Third, yes, there are a bunch of us gimps out there who find that OC is possible while CC via IWB just can't be done any more. One of these days we ought to start our own little club.

    stay safe.
    "He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man

    Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.

    "No matter how much contempt you have for the media in all this, you don't have enough"
    ----Allahpundit

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    Herr Heckler Koch
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    Ho ho. I was trying for an association with ADA. Old age brings on many changes, many of which are not painless.

    (a la MASH theme -
    The sword of time will pierce our skins
    It doesn't hurt when it begins
    But as it works its way on in
    The pain grows stronger watch it grin ).

    I still carry strong side but no longer draw quickly for a paralyzed and dissected anterior serratus ("winging scapula"). That, with degenerative arthritis in that thumb, makes my gun like another member (one for fighting, one for fun), best left in my pants.

    The American's with Disabilities Act must make explicit provisions for us, Citizens Legally Armed Disabled Association.
    Last edited by Herr Heckler Koch; 03-21-2012 at 07:50 AM.

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    Campaign Veteran skidmark's Avatar
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    Herr HK,

    There are firearms trainers who actually provide training geared to your condition.

    For more giggles, consider using your state's vocational rehabilitation program. A few "adjustments" regarding the description of the item to be carried should get around any inherent official or personal disapproval of handguns. Me? I must carry probing and sensing instruments and be able to withdraw them one-handed while in non-traditional postures. Perhaps an infrared thermometer while perched at the top of a ladder trying to "reach in" to an attic?

    Or your health insurance benefits for physical rehabilitation to improve quality of life or treat depression? (I'd be really depressed if I could not draw and present adequately. You might, too.)

    Something about old age and treachery defeating youthful enthusiasm every time?

    stay safe.
    "He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man

    Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.

    "No matter how much contempt you have for the media in all this, you don't have enough"
    ----Allahpundit

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