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  1. How did it feel when you first started carrying?

    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

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    Thought my pants were falling off... Kept grabbing my belt... What a wacko.....
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    Ricbak, you should leave the .50 in your nightstand and carry something a bit easier to deal with.

    Neal, the weight on my belt helped me to focus on both my situational awareness and my responsibility as an armed citizen (wait, that's redundant)

  5. I was referring more to the idea of carrying a loaded firearm as opposed to the weight on the belt (although that is a reminder, too).

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    I carry a loaded ( one in the chamber) full size 1911, Kimber or Springfield and have never had the thought of it going off buy its self. The grip safety takes care of that problem. The only thing that I thought when I started carrying was who was looking at me and could they tell that I had a gun on me. After about a week with nobody screaming "he's got a gun" those thoughts went away and now it is like second nature to carry. I don't think about it the only time I notice it is when I go some place that I have to lock it up and then I feel naked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal View Post
    . . . curious to know how others . . . felt . . . when they first started carrying
    my ***** felt bigger . . .

  9. Re: How did it feel when you first started carrying?

    I first started carrying in late February, and truthfully, I was nervous. I kept wondering if people could see it printing on my shirt, or bulging under my arm when I wore an underarmor style shirt holster. Then one day 3 weeks ago I was getting gas chatting with one of the local PD, I know, and he asked me why I wasn't carrying. (I was in gym shorts & tshirt, no belt etc.) I smiled and told him about said undershirt holster.

    Now I feel great every time I knowing that if the feces hits the fan I won't have to be a helpless victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbak View Post
    Thought my pants were falling off... Kept grabbing my belt... What a wacko.....
    Was it that old Flintlock that was pulling your trousers down.

    Yea, you have that feeling like "what if it shows and the crowd starts yelling GUN!!" "They must not know I have this with me."

    You have it for about 30 minutes or so and then it's natural and all is right with the world.

    If the jacket happens to open or my shirt rides up a bit, whoops... Let them ask and I'll answer and try to educate..

    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 Area Man View Post
    my ***** felt bigger . . .
    My balls made a klanking noise when I walked.

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

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

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