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n00b from Cache Valley

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Greetings from up north. My CFP application is in the mail today, so hopefully that makes me official enough to post here. :) I'm a lifelong hunter and gun enthusiast. Though I don't intend to carry 24/7, I am looking forward to the option of concealed carry. I currently have many rifles and a Beretta 92FS - not the most friendly carry weapon (BTW, any tips on holsters or carry options for a large weapon like this?). I'm eying the XD-40 sub-compact.

I work at Utah State University, so part of my reason for getting the permit is to show my support for gun rights and my disapproval for the state universities attempts to remove those rights. The university police officer that fingerprinted me asked me "pretty please" to not carry on campus. I didn't want an argument, but sure wanted to tell him that he can protect the police station and the coffee shops and I'll cover my office, personal space, and truck. :lol:
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Greetings and welcome to the forum. Glad to have another Cache Valley resident with us... :D

Let us know how long it takes to get your CFP. It's been taking longer than the statutory time limit because BCI has been underfunded. Only recently did the Legislature change the law to allow BCI to keep the fees from CFP applications, rather than those fees going into the general fund and the Legislature allocating a smallish operating fund for BCI.

So, hopefully, you'll have a better experience than many other recent applicants.
Welcome to the CCW community! We have the XD-9 SC and it has been very nice. I dont carry it, but the 40 might be a good option for that!
Welcome! The XD pistols are absolutely awesome. I carry an XD45 Compact each day.

As for the university guy asking you to 'pretty please' not carry, he can take a flying leap. It is not his decision and any action he takes against you for doing so is absolutely, positively against state law. I'd let him know he can stick it where the sun don't shine.

Pardon my french.
The XD is an awesome handgun. I'm often carrying an XD40.

As for the "pretty please" to not carry on campus, it sounds like a polite request. You'll probably carry there anyway, but my advice is to be polite when dealt with politely. (Even if dealt with impolitely, you can remain calm and polite yourself.) Those who carry have no need to fly off the handle.
So true. :roll: I just get riled up when folks start trying to take away mine or anybody elses 2nd Amendment rights.

Kindness IS the best policy.
Well, I just went out and got me an XD9 subcompact! I'm pretty excited. I debated a lot between the 40 and the 9. The 40 definitely packs a more desirable punch, but I love to shoot A LOT and I was able to actually find a 9mm in stock, so I'm happy with the decision.

I stopped at the range on the way home and put about 80 rounds through it. It shoots sweet and I was punching the bullseye out of all of my targets. I can definitely shoot it better than I can my Beretta 92FS. I can't tell if it's the awesome sights on the XD or the lighter weight or what, but there's a significant difference in my ability to hit target center.

Now, if my CFP would just show up!!! Probably another 1.5 months if history holds.

PS - Any recommendations on a good concealed carry holster for the XD9? I have kinda wide hips, so I'm thinking small of back might work best unless I find something really concealable.
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Congrats!!! That should be an excellent gun for you. The XDs are highly regarded by many people I've talked to. I've shot one at the range before.

I find my DeSantis Cozy Partner IWB (Inside the Waist Band) holster to be very comfortable. It sits at about the 4:00 O-Clock position (I'm right-handed).

Please NOTE ---- everybody is different. What is comfortable for me might not be comfortable for you and vice versa. That's a common conundrum.

I'll bet that I'm not the only one with more than one holster in the drawer. Sometimes you just have to try them out to see if they really work.

EDIT: Hmmm. I don't see Springfield XDs in the drop-down list on that web site for that holster.
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The way i see it you can either carry a gun or get one of these:

Maybe both wouldnt be a bad idea.....
Finally there is a product that will help you take an active step towards safeguarding yourself and the people you care about from shooting incidents.
Now you can provide on the spot protection against guns and knife violence!
Jaw dropping... cool product, stupid thinking.
xmirage2kx said:
The way i see it you can either carry a gun or get one of these:
If you look at "Online Resources" (http://www.mychildspack.com/My_Child_s_ ... ol_sa.html) you'll note that they're anti-gun.

I kind of assumed so from the complete lack of clear thinking the front page exhibited.
I'm confused - I don't see anywhere on that site that shows they're anti-gun. I see that they're trying to resolve school violence - with the many links on the page, but I am personally in agreement that Jr. High and High school violence needs some attention.

If you watch the video, you see that the creator is working from behind a counter in a gun store. I'm doubting that he is anti-gun.

Am I missing something?
Allow teachers to be trained and armed and you wouldnt need a bullet proof backpack
xmirage2kx said:
Allow teachers to be trained and armed and you wouldnt need a bullet proof backpack
I think I see what you are saying, but I have yet to hear of someone wishing they had less, or no, body armor when the bullets started flying. The backpacks seem to be an interesting idea. It will be interesting to see how well they catch on with the general public.

Teachers should not only be armed, but well trained as well.
I kinda hate to bump this back to the top, but I took pictures tonight of most of my valuables for insurance reasons and thought I'd post some of my modest collection.

From top to bottom:
* Beretta AL391 Urika 12 guage - Probably 12,000 shells through it in 5 years. She is loaded with 4 shot and stored on hooks above my bedroom closet door.
* Ruger M77 .270 Win. - This gun may not look like much, but it has shot more deer and elk than most people do in a long lifetime. I won it in a big buck contest when I was 14. It's about time to get it reblued and a new stock.
* Ruger M77 Mark II .223 - This is the flattest shooting gun I've ever shot. Killed a deer at 450 yards one year in one shot. I rarely even blink when I shoot it any more. There are few things like watching a .223 bullet impact through the rifle scope.

* Beretta 92F/S - Kept in my GunVault next to my bed. She's real pretty, but I'm not real happy with my accuracy shooting this gun. Need to shoot it more, I guess.
* Springfield Arms XD 9mm Subcompact - White crayon job on the side. This is my carry gun. I only unload when at the range. It's either on my hip or in my bed-side safe at night. I carry in a Crossbreed Supertuck and am very happy with the concealability.

Next on my shopping list... an anti-assault rifle - probably an AR15. After that, probably a .308 rifle.
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Welcome to the group and loking forward to hearing more from you guys. Good little gun collection going on here.
Nice pic's, very nice indeed.
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