First, I am still not comfortable carrying a 1911 in an unsecured IWB holster with the pistol cocked and locked. So it was in Condition Three. Full magazine, nothing chambered. Not the fastest way to react to a threat, but sorta ok if I am not the center of the threat's attention. In the future I'll stick to the Sig. Until I work through this concern.
I came to the conclusion that what everyone needs is liberal CCW AND Open Carry. It solves all sorts of problems. You carry with a good holster and if you HAVE to conceal, wear a coat. In the summer time you'd end up OCing all the time cuz who wants to wear more than a t-shirt? Why this policy? Comfort and convenience. (Also note: This is just the Galco summer IWB holster thingy. I don't have a Milt Sparks for the 1911, yet.) With this new system T-Bolt has enacted nationwide we'd not need pocket guns as everyone would be cool with sporting the full size single-action sidearms.
Now that I've solved that global conundrum I can turn my attention to fixing the designated hitter rule in baseball.
Realistically, I just need more practice carrying and growing accustomed to the extra stuff hanging on me. Until I feel better about the whole 1911 cocked and locked thing, again, I can carry DA stuff.
And yes, personally, if the climate allows, I'd prefer to carry concealed for the 'surprise' tactical advantage. I'd not OC carry unless I was in a large group that was OC carrying. Just my preference. It's not a judgment against people that do prefer to OC over CCW.
Speaking of DA stuff. I got the opportunity to shoot MBtGE new PX4. He got it to go with his CX4. The PX4 of his is in .40, and it's a 'Crunchenticker'. In other words you carry it with the hammer down but after the first Double Action shot the subsequent ones have the hammer back and fire Single Action. I didn't try the DA part, but it was a pretty smooth single action, uh, action. My shot all landed a few inched high of the bull and were in a horizontal line from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock. I'd fired the CX4 carbine before, but tried it again. It shoots very nicely and my only quibble with it is it's a little rough on the cheek. It's is a bit of a smacker. My M1A doesn't slap me that hard.
One guy a few lanes over was shooting his Garand. That rifle sounds much different indoors. Love it.
The glass partition between me and MBtGE had a tell tale blemish. Someone had an accident and shot to their upper right hand side at some time in the past. Prolly 90 degrees to their stance. This is the NRA range! The partitions are glass, and double pane. Bulletproof glass. The bullet didn't penetrate even one layer. So that filled me with some safety confidence. Looks like a biggish windshield ding. Somebody didn't pay attention. I wonder if they pulled his card?
Here is the second set. I'm still not shooting well, but it's better
I'm still not scaring that red spot in the center much. I'm gonna have to do a weekly practice run for a couple months someday soon to get some serious practice and see if I can finally Out Out That Damn Red Spot. Lady MacBeth style.