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  1. #31
    florida advises against printing but so long it's not a total print or exposed some how......we are pretty much ok here ....there is no way i can carry without that bump or lump under my shirt when i bend certain positions so i'll just try to be careful when i go out not to be made easily and should be ok........
    i may have my first concealed in public experience today if i can quit procrastinating getting my errands run .....and not because of the gun but i usually don't go shopping unless i really really have to .......like getting smokes or groceries......and i need to go get both and see about a tiny lightbulb i need for my lamp too....
    gun control is being able to hit your target

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  3. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyes View Post
    florida advises against printing but so long it's not a total print or exposed some how......we are pretty much ok here ....there is no way i can carry without that bump or lump under my shirt when i bend certain positions so i'll just try to be careful when i go out not to be made easily and should be ok........
    i may have my first concealed in public experience today if i can quit procrastinating getting my errands run .....and not because of the gun but i usually don't go shopping unless i really really have to .......like getting smokes or groceries......and i need to go get both and see about a tiny lightbulb i need for my lamp too....
    You better do some more research. Cause printing is no longer a real issue, nor is accidental exposure in Florida. Thank Gov. Scott for Signing that into law.

    F.S. 790.053 was amended by SB234, and now allows a CWP holder to “briefly and openly” display their firearm if not done in “an angry or threatening manner”bunless in necessary self defense. This should put to rest the concerns about inadvertent “printing”, and brief , but careful display of a concealed firearm. The rest of the “open carry” law was voted down.

    Florida Firearms -- Law, Use And Ownership Book Updates
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  4. #33
    righto seeya! i still don't want to be printing or exposing if i can help it though
    gun control is being able to hit your target

  5. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by thevinmanfxst View Post
    After "practicing" around the house for a month or so, I finally got up the nerve to go out into public armed...

    The family and I made a run to a local country fair today and well, thankfully, it was very uneventful. It was a battle of nerves more than anything. I'd be lying if I was not just a little paranoid I was printing...like every 2 minutes.

    Does anyone else remember their first time carrying concealed? Were you a little self conscious? Any advice or experience out there for first timers just getting used to the armed lifestyle?
    Well, imagine that! today is my first time carrying too.

    I'm carrying a Glock21 in a IWB Crossbreed Supertuck. I've had the holster for about a month so I've been wearing it around the house.

    Picked up my permit this morning and did the 'wally walk'. Very self conscience at first, but it didn't take long to wear off. I did find myself checking to make sure my shirt was pulled down. I bent down to get something off a lower shelf and had a 'oh sh**' moment, but I didn't flash or anything, just my paranoia.

    It was a little different walking out the door of my house with my gun still strapped on! I don't think it will take me long to not give it a second thought.

    Congrats,
    Brian

  6. #35
    heheh i did mine today too but i have been wearing my rig around my house and yard for the last month as well so i'm comfortable in it and with it out concealed on my person in public......i went to the corner store for some smokes and the grocery store today........i still have to go to home depot for my tiny lightbulb but will feel just as comfortable there as i did today .....i'm still wearing the rig as i type can't even feel it while i'm sitting and it was good while driving and seatbelted in i can still make a quick draw.........i'm definitely going to get a good gun belt and holster like this rig i borrowed though it works perfect for me.....so now that i have my permit i will most likely carry as often as i can ... esp at night
    gun control is being able to hit your target

  7. #36
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    1st time carrying concealed today...

    Just started carrying out and about this week. Great advice in this thread, thanks.

  8. #37
    Though I've been carrying a long time, there's still that consciousness of "strapping on" when I slip my pistol either into my pocket or onto a belt. I am aware of what an awesome right and responsibilty this action entails. Other than war or work, there's never been a time (well, one teeny tiny time) when the need to unholster has occured. Not a church-goer, yet I pray everyday that the pistol stays put, even though I've practiced and practiced--mind and body.

  9. Great to read these posts. I've got my cert but still have to go for the permit. I def need to get a decent belt since a lot of my pants don't fit great around my waist (curvy figure LOL) and I can see it now...me tugging them up constantly! I've got a 38sp bodyguard revolver with a leather pocket holster but will be getting an IWB here soon. I've been reading up on the gun laws for my state and surrounding (those I regularly travel thru). Have been looking at Ruger LCPs for a while now and think that would be a perfect size for my small frame and help me not worry about printing.

    Thanks for the great advice!
    Dawn

  10. #39
    From the date on your post I assume you have been carrying for a little over 10 months now. I too, was a little self conscious the first time I carried in public but the nervousness did not last long. I hope that you also lost all the negativity while carrying because after all your safety and the safety of your loved ones and others is what really matters. The world we live in would be a MUCH safer place if all the concerned gun owners would get their permits and actually carry.

  11. #40
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    I've never really been nervous about carrying, or nervous about printing. If I print, I print....main thing for me is does it stay concealed.

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