Re: Personal protection hand gun
An LTCF does not require "a lot of -- to go through". PA is a shall issue state, that means that they MUST issue you a LTCF as long as you're not a felon, etc. PA is an easy state to get an LTCF. Just make sure your references pick up the phone, and you're good. When they called my references the conversation went exactly like this: "(monotone voice) Hello, you were listed as a reference on an application by Mr. _____ for a license to carry firearms. Is there any reason why Mr. _____ should not have a license to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Pennsylvania?" "No, hes a good guy" "Thank you. *click". Pretty simple.
Keep this is mind when carrying- Now there is a gun at any situation you might get involved in. Can your gun be taken away? Yes. Keep that in mind, there is ALWAYS a gun involved now. If you pull your weapon out, expect a lawsuit. If you fire your weapon, expect every round to equal a lawsuit. Don't show it to people, don't brandish it. That eliminates the point of a concealed weapon.
Practice with it out to 25 feet. Practice with a flashlight and carry one. A gun at night is useless unless you can identify your target. The two go hand in hand for self defense.
Shoot Safe, Shoot Often