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    Finally everything done for my ccw. Now its just the wait till I get my card. It should relax me more open carry and will be able to cover it up when needed

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    colo sam wrote:
    Finally everything done for my ccw. Now its just the wait till I get my card. It should relax me more open carry and will be able to cover it up when needed
    I just took mine Thurs. the 13th. Have to wait till Tuesday to turn it in at Douglas County. I spend so much time running through Denver these days, it became a must have.

    I understand we will probably have to wait the full 90 days for them to arrive. Haven't had any problems with OC anywhere and I OC everywhere outside of Denver City / County. Been asked once "If that was legal" when in a gas station. When I said "sure it was" and explained the law, she looked at me and said "Very Cool" She wasn't nervous, just inquiring.

    Cary On!!!

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    Congrats. My thread has a few stories on the class. Did you experience anything funny in your class? Any mock of OC? Things like that..

    I'm 60 days in and it's a torment. Somewhere, in the back of my mind, I keep thinking.. Okay 60 days.. I'll get called any day now..

    Naw... lol I've got until the middle of June.

    I've been biding my time; saving, for a new CCWeapon. XD Subcompact is looking attractive with a respectable price point at Green Mountain Guns.

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    Congrats gentlemen.



    CRCowboy, mine was 70-80 days for Douglas Cnty to get back to me to come pick it up.

    I do have a gripe about the DC permit. The thing is huge! It won't fit in my money clip. The laminate was about 1/2 inch wider than the card. It's like carrying a 3x5 card around in your pocket.



    Anyone from other counties have similar size permits?

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    The permits for Arapahoe are the same size as a drivers license
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    cscitney87 wrote:
    Congrats. My thread has a few stories on the class. Did you experience anything funny in your class? Any mock of OC? Things like that..
    The instructors didn't mock or put down OCers. "THEY" just didn't recommend it, "even though it is perfectly legal many parts of the State" But then again they sell CCW classes.

    I'll tell ya what was a little scary ----- Some of the people in the class. ----I spoke to quite a few on break and the guy next to me, DIDN'T KNOW BULLETS FROM BUTT HOLES. I am not criticizing them but, I left the class thinking, just because everyone HAS the right to own, posses, carry a gun, DOESN'T MEAN THEY SHOULD.

    If you want to put the power of life or death in your hand, you need to have the knowledge or get the training on how the dam thing works. I just hope that 50% of the people in that class, get training before they strap on a weapon.

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    CRCowboy... I have a story for You..

    Range time after in-class time... so all 30 of us students head to The Silver Bullet to do our range test..

    Well we get inside the door and the instructor tells everyone to load their pistols and get in line to qualify..

    Lady loads her pistol and lays it down in her purse... carries her purse through the line with the muzzle of her loaded pistol sweeping everyone's knees.

    What's rule number 1 of firearms safety? Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

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    No funny stories from class. It was very interesting and covered alot. We did have a few females in our class with was cool. I now just have to wait the days till I get the phone call. Till than keep up with theopen carry. Adams county may take the full 90 days.

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    CRCowboy wrote:
    I'll tell ya what was a little scary ----- Some of the people in the class. ----I spoke to quite a few on break and the guy next to me, DIDN'T KNOW BULLETS FROM BUTT HOLES. I am not criticizing them but, I left the class thinking, just because everyone HAS the right to own, posses, carry a gun, DOESN'T MEAN THEY SHOULD.
    It's things like that that make me wrestle with policy on requiring some sort of training to OC, CC or even possess. "Back in the day" people had at least a cursory knowledge of firearms. I'm increasingly shocked by how many people I talk to have never even seen a firearm in real life and believe everything they've seen in the movies.

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    My class was experienced shooters, so we had a lot of interesting discussions. Plus, a couple of lawyers. It is basically a waste of time for experienced handgunners, but is directed at the lowest level of skill/knowledge. In VA, my DD-214 was all I needed to waive the class; in NH, no class needed. All in all, it was of interest because of the composition. Took three weeks to the day to get my CCW--this back in 2007 when my NH was no longer honored--no recip with VA, because they stopped accepting non-res permits.
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    mahkagari wrote:
    It's things like that that make me wrestle with policy on requiring some sort of training to OC, CC or even possess. "Back in the day" people had at least a cursory knowledge of firearms. I'm increasingly shocked by how many people I talk to have never even seen a firearm in real life and believe everything they've seen in the movies.
    I'm not going forthe possess part -- I just can't go that far and not worry about my 2A rights all together.I wouldn't mind an open carry lic. that gave us the freedom of movement a concealed dose. I LIKE the deterrent factor of OC. Plus it's so much more comfortable on my belt, rather than shoved in my pants, even with a good holster.

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    I heard all manner of horror stories about Arapahoe County, vis a vis CCW permits, but it was actually a pretty good experience. Everyone I talked to at the Sheriff's office was friendly and professional; in and out in 15 minutes, got the permit in something like 5 weeks.

    And yes, the instructor who did my course strongly discouraged OC.

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    Freightdog wrote:
    I heard all manner of horror stories about Arapahoe County, vis a vis CCW permits, but it was actually a pretty good experience. Everyone I talked to at the Sheriff's office was friendly and professional; in and out in 15 minutes, got the permit in something like 5 weeks.

    And yes, the instructor who did my course strongly discouraged OC.
    5 Weeks that's nuts. I bet you were psyched!

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