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I carried a gun today and no one was hurt by it. [View all]

I'm starting this post today Saturday 9/15/2012. Just like every other day in Ohio, I'm lawfully carrying a firearm for self and family protection.

I've been lawfully carrying in Ohio and other states since 2005. I'm not a LEO or any type of government agent. I'm an armed U.S. Citizen who's taking advantage of the first human right: the right of self-defense. I've been shooting handguns since I was 12 years old, rifles came much later. My father a life long Democrat and Union Organizer was spooked by the 1994 AWB and decided to buy some firearms, which he trained my family members and I on. I never lost interest and practiced regularly.

Today, I'm carrying my Glock 17 9mm. It hold 17 rounds 9x19mm ammuntion in the magazine + 1 round in the chamber. It sits in a custom made Zlogonje leather holster concealed at the 5 O'Clock position on my waist. Believe it or not, it hides quite well. I carry an extra magazine with me because the most likely thing to break on a semi-auto pistol is the magazine. The extra capacity is a secondary concern to reliable function, but still a comfort.

The ammunition that I carry is 127 grain Ranger T +P+ (improved Ranger SXT/Black Talon), this loading has shown to be very effective in ballistic gelatin (meets FBI 12" penetration standard) and produces quite controllable recoil due to it's relatively light weight.

I'm going to check in every day that I've carried a firearm.....and no one was hurt by it. I encourage others to do the same. No second hand experiences, just your own.


- A picture of my G17 in class.


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