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    How often do you who OC train on proper carry, retention and use techniques?

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    The amount of training depends upon you and the method of carry. If you change your mode of carry (strong side, shoulder holster, cross draw) the more you have to train. If you carry one way consistently the less you have to vary your training. But, since carrying is something we do all the time, we can train whenever we feel like it. But, you still need to train and practice.
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    How do you train? Any particular method?

    The reason I ask is because I rarely read anything about training on OC forums. Alot of carry carry carry...but little training...

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    I attend a formal class about once a year and train on my own the rest of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminal.logic View Post
    How do you train? Any particular method?

    The reason I ask is because I rarely read anything about training on OC forums. Alot of carry carry carry...but little training...
    Would you be asking this question if everyone CC and you never saw their gun? No doubt that training iis important. But so are things like situational awareness. You know, the simple stuff like when you go to the ATM, don't just look at the machine, look around while you're there. Like parking in Wally Worlds parking lot at night, always park as near to a light post as possible. Another method is parking far away from the building, the walk gives you a good chance to observe any followers, and by not walking straight to your car, you get the opportunity to observe what is happening around it.

    And what about keeping some pepper spray. Not all assaults require lethal force. It is called a handgun because it was intended to be fired with one hand. If you are not practicing one handed shooting, you ain't thought this through very well. Nothing says you are going to get to use both hands or even your strong hand in an attack

    Training. I hear this all the time from police officers who are anti open carry, as if they consider ordinary citizens to not be smart enough to get out of the rain; and frankly, I find it offensive. Now perhaps this was not your intent on bringing the subject up, but it certainly carries that jist.

    Considering that police officers shoot the wrong person about 11% of the time, while civilians only do so ony 2% of the time, one must wonder just how valuable all that training is. Not being anti law enforcement, just anti arrogance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
    Would you be asking this question if everyone CC and you never saw their gun? No doubt that training iis important. But so are things like situational awareness. You know, the simple stuff like when you go to the ATM, don't just look at the machine, look around while you're there. Like parking in Wally Worlds parking lot at night, always park as near to a light post as possible. Another method is parking far away from the building, the walk gives you a good chance to observe any followers, and by not walking straight to your car, you get the opportunity to observe what is happening around it.

    And what about keeping some pepper spray. Not all assaults require lethal force. It is called a handgun because it was intended to be fired with one hand. If you are not practicing one handed shooting, you ain't thought this through very well. Nothing says you are going to get to use both hands or even your strong hand in an attack

    Training. I hear this all the time from police officers who are anti open carry, as if they consider ordinary citizens to not be smart enough to get out of the rain; and frankly, I find it offensive. Now perhaps this was not your intent on bringing the subject up, but it certainly carries that jist.

    Considering that police officers shoot the wrong person about 11% of the time, while civilians only do so ony 2% of the time, one must wonder just how valuable all that training is. Not being anti law enforcement, just anti arrogance.
    +1 Practice, Practice often. "IF" this happens, I'll do that. "IF" that looks bad, I'll do this. If you don't Practice and Practice often, when the need arises, you will not automatically do what is needed to survive. That split second of indecision or that extra moment it takes to disengage that weapons safety may be all it takes for the BG to get the drop on you. Practice, Practice often.
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    I'm practicing my draw until I get it right. I'm practicing so that I can adjust the tension screw, so I can adjust the tilt, so I can decide what position I want to wear it. I'm going to keep practicing until I can draw from the retention holster, thumb the right handed safety with my left thumb and get it back in position before the gun comes up. I'm almost there and I've only had it since Tuesday.

    I'm going to practice shooting two handed, one handed, off handed, whatever, as often as I can afford to go to the range. .45ACP ain't exactly cheap, even in FMJ, but it's worth it for the practice. Training only gets you so far, it's the practice that makes the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1911 View Post
    may be all it takes for the BG to get the drop on you. Practice, Practice often.
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    I'd think the big gun on your hip would be all it takes for the BG to get the drop on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminal.logic View Post
    I'd think the big gun on your hip would be all it takes for the BG to get the drop on you.
    It seems this is trolling for an OC v. CC debate? I may be wrong....just sayin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminal.logic View Post
    I'd think the big gun on your hip would be all it takes for the BG to get the drop on you.
    So, why don't uniformed cops get their guns taken away all the time?

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    Please don't feed the troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfish View Post
    Please don't feed the troll.
    I'm not "feeding" the troll, he's bumfuzzled! We all know that most, and I repeat, MOST, LEO's just get their annual training and that's it. Some gun owners train and shoot more often than some LEO's. Any BG is not going to know if any OCer is former military, law enforcement or avid shooter. He'll just have to take his chances. Hopefully, the OCer has a good retention system for his pistol and backup in case his primary pistol is taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AL Ranger View Post
    I'm not "feeding" the troll...
    With all due respect..This guy just wants to start **** and engaging him/her is what he/she wants. You are preaching to the choir here. He/she is not here for an education only to stir up trouble.

    Carry on if you must though but if no one responds to the ignorant rants then they will go away (thus not feeding the troll.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfish View Post
    With all due respect..This guy just wants to start **** and engaging him/her is what he/she wants. You are preaching to the choir here. He/she is not here for an education only to stir up trouble.

    Carry on if you must though but if no one responds to the ignorant rants then they will go away (thus not feeding the troll.)
    Well said my friend!

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