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    I just wanta kill...kill...KILL...KILL...

    (No, wait, that's from an old Arlo Gurthrie song, I believe, just confused here. )

    Kinda cool, the other day was talking to a local LEO who is a martial arts student of mine, and in discussing our response to BGs, he said he wasn't really worried since he carries a gun. Then he paused, looked at me, and I pulled my vest aside to reveal my piece. He just shook his head. Cop: 1, Citizen: 1. The way it should be.

    I don't remember how it felt when I first started carrying, but I know how it feels now: right.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    The responsibility stays, the fear goes away and the physical presence gets adjusted. I really does not take that long.

    The hard part is not overplaying or overthinking things during that period. A good rule to think about over and over is KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF THE GUN, as it is instictive to "play" with it. Beyond that you just need not to draw attention to yourself while you are trying to figure out how to get everyone to stop looking at you (which they are not). Just act normal.

    Like the song say: Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be alright!

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    The first time I carried it was almost like paranoia, but not quite. It was hard to stop thinking "is everyone looking at me?" and start thinking about why I was there. I do still ask my wife if she can see it if I get a new holster or carry in a different place. Sometimes I've had to change things up because of where I am or where I'm going, but as someone else said, it now feels "right" to carry. I had a situation a few weeks ago when I caught the bumper of a truck with a trailer I was trying to maneuver through a tight parking lot. The husband and I were out looking for damage, bending down and looking under the truck etc., and it was a little hard not to think about uncovering with his wife watching us, but that was all. There was more damage to my ego from catching the bumper than anything else. I do like carrying a dark auto in a dark holster with dark pants, and believe it helped conceal in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    I just wanta kill...kill...KILL...KILL...

    (No, wait, that's from an old Arlo Gurthrie song, I believe, just confused here. )

    Kinda cool, the other day was talking to a local LEO who is a martial arts student of mine, and in discussing our response to BGs, he said he wasn't really worried since he carries a gun. Then he paused, looked at me, and I pulled my vest aside to reveal my piece. He just shook his head. Cop: 1, Citizen: 1. The way it should be.

    I don't remember how it felt when I first started carrying, but I know how it feels now: right.
    Sitting there on the group W bench with all kinds of...

    About a 1/2 a mile from the railroad tracks...

    You can get any thing you want at... except Alice...

    I can smell the turkey cooking...

    Peace...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kn1080 View Post
    Im even a more curteous driver when I carry.
    Amen...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    I remember being a little nervous, I think I was more worried about someone seeing it than an AD. Now I carry a M&P .45 FS with one in the tube and most of the time forget its there. You do become more observent and more likely to avoid trouble spots which is just a bennie if you ask me.

  8. i would wonder if anyone could tell if i was carrying and if the gun was printing,now i don't even think about it,and i stay alert of my surroundings always

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout92 View Post
    I remember being a little nervous, I think I was more worried about someone seeing it than an AD. Now I carry a M&P .45 FS with one in the tube and most of the time forget its there. You do become more observent and more likely to avoid trouble spots which is just a bennie if you ask me.
    +1 M&P45... Nice carry piece...

    Peace...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6shootercarry View Post
    +1 M&P45... Nice carry piece...

    Peace...
    Yeah :-) she is only about six months old and she has a voratious appitite! I took her out today and fed her well. woot!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    I have been debating for some time whether to carry a 45 or 9 mm, and for several reasons decided to go with the 45 about a week ago. I got the gun broken in in time for a business trip that I am currently on for three days, and my wife and I leave a week from Saturday for a one week trip that will take us to Florida and then back to Ohio via Indiana where we are attending a second conference.

    I have shot a gun many times, but I must confess that when I loaded the Kimber and got it ready to put in the holster and head off, it felt quite sobering. Thoughts of the thing going off accidentally came to my mind. I think part of it is that the gun is new to me. I went with a Kimber Ultra Carry 45, and the gun I have used for target practice over the past 20 years has been a SW 910.

    I would be curious to know how others who now carry on a regular basis felt early on when they first started carrying. I wonder how long it will take to get comfortable with a gun strapped to my belt.

    Thanks,


    Neal
    Just imagine NOT having it, and you'll feel JUST fine. Cowboys would say they felt naked without a "hog's leg" on theri hip, while Wyatt Earp was so used to carrying that he didn't even realize it.

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