As I mentioned last week, I recently moved to Iowa. Aside from getting the job I really wanted, I was also looking forward to living in a state that allows concealed carry. As soon as I had some free time after the move, I went to my Sheriff’s office and applied for a concealed carry permit. The Sheriff processed my application the next business day, and I am happy to say that I now have an Iowa concealed carry permit. While I am happy to have this permit, and will carry to the fullest extent allowed by law, I truly hope to never ever have occasion to use a concealed pistol in self defense.
I’ve decided that I’ll carry my subcompact Springfield XD, chambered for .40 S&W, although I was seriously considering an H&K USP too. I’m still on the fence about what holster type and brand I prefer, so I bought a few more holsters and am waiting for them to arrive in the mail. In the coming weeks I’ll probably write some reviews about those various holsters. If anyone has a holster they would like to recommend that I try, please do let me know soon.
One other note: I’ve had longer than normal work days this week, coupled with reviewing for the bar exam and unpacking from the move. As a result, I haven’t had time to write as many posts as I would have liked, or to answer all my email. If you sent me an email and I haven’t replied, please rest assured that you will get a reply soon