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Regardless of caliber for me a CC must be easy to carry. Getting ready to leave must be simple . No screwing around to ensure it is concealed and fitting right. It must remain Concealed . It must not get in my way or require any change in how or what I do.
It must fit either in the car or on the bike.
 

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Regardless of caliber for me a CC must be easy to carry. Getting ready to leave must be simple . No screwing around to ensure it is concealed and fitting right. It must remain Concealed . It must not get in my way or require any change in how or what I do.
It must fit either in the car or on the bike.
Tru-dat. And it must have KD (knock down) power.
 

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Regardless of caliber for me a CC must be easy to carry. Getting ready to leave must be simple . N,o screwing around to ensure it is concealed and fitting right. It must remain Concealed . It must not get in my way or require any change in how or what I do.
It must fit either in the car or on the bike.

+1 - I've tried a bunch of different holsters over the years but the number 1 thing is that I can quickly get it on. IWB works for me. Inside ft pocket with a J frame too. OWB is good, but I have to thread the belt loops and then wear the right shirt. IWB is simple, and fast - for me. For the bike I've rigged a couple vests with Velcro and Uncle Mikes.

Agree though - it's got to be simple, grab and go.
 

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Knock down power is the ability to stop a perp in their tracks. It's measured by how many more inches they move after being shot :)
It can also be measured by the seismic reading as the perp hits the wall and floor behind him.
 

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What exactly is "knock down" power. How is it measured?

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Knock down power is the ability to stop a perp in their tracks. It's measured by how many more inches they move after being shot <img src="http://www.v-twinforum.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
It really had me think when I saw a old study but new to me back in early 2000 that you need a average distance of 21 feet to be able to pull your firearm from your outside the paints holster and get 2 shots off at a CHARGING attacker.

so I have had thoughts since.

A heavy kinetic energy round was my pick for many early years, 45acp ended up my favorite at this time. This was mainly a choice from in my mind expecting a encounter of a drugged up maniac that needs taken down hard.

But, to get 2 rounds off in 21 feet in seconds?

Then I started looking at lighter frame guns, then smaller calibers just to lose more weight but the fear of a synthetic high junky charging me keeps second guessing what to carry.

I went as far as carrying my Para 45 IWB style with a KelTec 32 in front pocket with a attached pocket clip( very nice by the way )

So here I am carrying 2 style guns for 2 style of threats lol, man I ignore that time line of mine now lol.

So, easiest was what was mention already, it's got to be easy to get to.

But thru all these years I have come to realize at my age, all this time it comes down to doing your best at reading situations, avoiding putting yourself in a obvious situation.

I'm more worried if my daughter can grab the 410 at home if God forbid she needs to than what I choose to carry.

I'm set up at night best I can be God forbid someone decides they own us and breaks in and want to do what ever they want.

Avoiding has been the best situation to choose and funny thing I always knew that. Again my confusion to me was really from the company I kept durring the early years on gun ownership.
 

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It really had me think when I saw a old study but new to me back in early 2000 that you need a average distance of 21 feet to be able to pull your firearm from your outside the paints holster and get 2 shots off at a CHARGING attacker.

so I have had thoughts since.

A heavy kinetic energy round was my pick for many early years, 45acp ended up my favorite at this time. This was mainly a choice from in my mind expecting a encounter of a drugged up maniac that needs taken down hard.

But, to get 2 rounds off in 21 feet in seconds?

Then I started looking at lighter frame guns, then smaller calibers just to lose more weight but the fear of a synthetic high junky charging me keeps second guessing what to carry.

I went as far as carrying my Para 45 IWB style with a KelTec 32 in front pocket with a attached pocket clip( very nice by the way )

So here I am carrying 2 style guns for 2 style of threats lol, man I ignore that time line of mine now lol.

So, easiest was what was mention already, it's got to be easy to get to.

But thru all these years I have come to realize at my age, all this time it comes down to doing your best at reading situations, avoiding putting yourself in a obvious situation.

I'm more worried if my daughter can grab the 410 at home if God forbid she needs to than what I choose to carry.

I'm set up at night best I can be God forbid someone decides they own us and breaks in and want to do what ever they want.

Avoiding has been the best situation to choose and funny thing I always knew that. Again my confusion to me was really from the company I kept durring the early years on gun ownership.
Yep. Common sense and avoidance count for a whole lot more than trying to be prepared for every eventuality, IMO.
 
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