10-14-2017, 06:37 PM
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Saint Helens, Oregon
New to Kimber
I am now a proud first time owner of both Kimber ... (kimber micro 9) and also new to a firearm that can actually be concealed.
I live in beautiful Oregon and am a conceal carry owner.
I have to admit I am not all that familiar with "guns". Meaning I do not know the lingo.. the manufacturers and am not a gun "nut" (I mean that in the most respect!).
I appreciate firearms and my second amendment.
I have a lot to learn and I love learning.
I own a few firearms.
A colt 22 M16, Barretta 90two (not 92) 9mm, a Taurus 1911 .45 and a 30-06 rifle.
A lot of gun owners may not understand why I got my CC permit.
I did this for a few reasons.
I could not get a straight answer from many police officers on how to bring my handguns with me legally as a NON CC person to places. I owned a ford ranger with no back seat and wondered which was the best way to store my handguns during transportation to stay compliant with the law.
I received many answers, ranging from "there must be 3 points of contact to grab the gun", "leave it in the case unloaded", "leave the ammo separated from the gun", and finally "as long as you can't reach it". Well with no back seat I can always reach it.
I personally did not like the feeling of upwards of 10 officers saying different answers.
Also I love to carry my 1911 .45 while hunting. However by law because it is under my jacket... it is concealed. I ask multiple officers if this is illegal without a permit and was told yes. You may ask why I would not open carry then?? I would say because my jacket up here in rainy, snowy Oregon would conceal it.
I just do not want to have to worry about it.
Also I figured get my CC before they take the right away from us.
I have a family and personally I am not someone that believes I will always have the "jump" on someone breaking in. But as I told my wife. I would rather have the ability to do something should the issue arise to do so. Those times that someone has the jump on you, it would be best to just give them what they want rather than think because I have a gun or am a CC holder that I will always have the upper hand. (I may not be explaining my feeling good enough but hopefully you get what I am saying)
I am learning though and am glad I found this forum for my new Kimber micro!
I hope to learn much more by reading and practicing!
If anyone has any advice I am all ears!....
Thanks for reading!