Today Was a Good Day...

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Today Was a Good Day...

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Post by trashysquid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:50 pm

Because I got my plastic in the mail today, and it just so happened that I needed to go and buy a ceiling fan switch to repair one that broke, so that gave me an excuse to go on my first carry! :woohoo

I didn't feel any heightened sense of self-awareness per-se, but I was certainly looking for a 30.06 sign before entering the store. I used this for my first carry today as opposed to this IWB holster because I just received the IWB yesterday, and I haven't had a chance to break it in. I will be using it around the house, though.

While walking to the store, I noticed right away that my piece (an XDs .45) was swaying around quite a bit in my cargo pocket. I don't think anyone noticed the weight in my pocket, but I definitely couldn't run without banging up my right leg if I had to.

So, already my first lesson learned. I definitely plan on getting professional carry instruction because knowledge is king, and nothing boosts one's confidence more than a solid knowledge base. And perusing the many years of knowledge on this site definitely helps! :thewave

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Post by strider67 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:37 pm

Congrats on the maiden voyage! It gets easier and more comfortable pretty quickly... :txflag:
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Post by jmra » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:13 am

Congrats on getting the plastic.
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Post by fm2 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:39 pm

Good on ya! Wearing the holster rig at home is a good idea to get some experience and build confidence. Tom Givens from Range master is coming to Austin this Spring, and is a highly recommended instructor.
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Post by dhyde79 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:00 pm

got mine saturday, I agree, it was a pretty good feeling, even better timing because I was taking my daughter out camping, and, while I'm not worried about running into people that I might need to be armed to deal with...I do have rattlesnakes and the like to contend with, and, well, keeping my wee one safe is my sole reason for getting the CHL to begin with...

I've got two holsters currently, one is the little loop style tagua and the other is a non-snapped tagua 4 in 1 for angled/straight, horizontal OWB or clip for IWB. I'm going to be ditching both (I'll keep the 4/1 for places that I can open or concealed carry) but I've got a cousin that's making me a custom IWB leather holster for my full size 1911 with a spare mag forward of the gun)

definitely get a good holster, you'll love yourself for it...
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Post by n5wd » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm

trashysquid wrote: While walking to the store, I noticed right away that my piece (an XDs .45) was swaying around quite a bit in my cargo pocket. I don't think anyone noticed the weight in my pocket, but I definitely couldn't run without banging up my right leg if I had to.
If you weren't carrying the gun in a pocket holster, please consider getting one:
It will mediate some of that "moving around" feeling you were getting, and will insure that nothing can get inside the trigger well to accidentally cause an ND.
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Post by WildBill » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:14 pm

n5wd wrote:
trashysquid wrote: While walking to the store, I noticed right away that my piece (an XDs .45) was swaying around quite a bit in my cargo pocket. I don't think anyone noticed the weight in my pocket, but I definitely couldn't run without banging up my right leg if I had to.
If you weren't carrying the gun in a pocket holster, please consider getting one:
It will mediate some of that "moving around" feeling you were getting, and will insure that nothing can get inside the trigger well to accidentally cause an ND.
:iagree: Also, the best way to "break in" a holster is to wear it.

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Post by trashysquid » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:02 pm

n5wd wrote:
trashysquid wrote: While walking to the store, I noticed right away that my piece (an XDs .45) was swaying around quite a bit in my cargo pocket. I don't think anyone noticed the weight in my pocket, but I definitely couldn't run without banging up my right leg if I had to.
If you weren't carrying the gun in a pocket holster, please consider getting one:
It will mediate some of that "moving around" feeling you were getting, and will insure that nothing can get inside the trigger well to accidentally cause an ND.
I've actually started using an Old Faithful IWB holster, and it's a much better proposition than just using that cargo pocket holster. And I guess that I'm now on my way to getting a drawer full of holsters like most others have!


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Post by rockinar » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:39 pm

Carrying an XD in a cargo pocket is not too smart..


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Post by EEllis » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:56 pm

n5wd wrote:
trashysquid wrote: While walking to the store, I noticed right away that my piece (an XDs .45) was swaying around quite a bit in my cargo pocket. I don't think anyone noticed the weight in my pocket, but I definitely couldn't run without banging up my right leg if I had to.
If you weren't carrying the gun in a pocket holster, please consider getting one:
It will mediate some of that "moving around" feeling you were getting, and will insure that nothing can get inside the trigger well to accidentally cause an ND.
He posted the pocket holster he was using.

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