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Post by lildave40 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:29 am

This weekend was the first for me to carry in public. Went to the local wolly world to pick up some items and wore my lc9. I was worried about printing but soon realized how no one was even trying to look. Then spent the whole day running errands with it under my shirt. I realized while out that no one was paying attention to me or what was going on around them. They just went on there merry ways. In fact I watched one lady walk right into her car not looking up from her phone. After my training began I used to be one of those people " lack of situational awareness" . A real wake up call.


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Post by Taypo » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:36 am

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Post by joe817 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:55 am

Well done lildave40! Soon it will become second nature, and you won't even think about carrying. It's just something you do.
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Post by Richbirdhunter » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:14 pm

Dave makes a good point, I often look to see if I can notice people carrying. Do you guys ?
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Post by WildBill » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:21 pm

Richbirdhunter wrote:Dave makes a good point, I often look to see if I can notice people carrying. Do you guys ?
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Post by C-dub » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:54 pm

Richbirdhunter wrote:Dave makes a good point, I often look to see if I can notice people carrying. Do you guys ?
Not any more. Maybe for the first year or two, but since then I just started paying more attention to people in general.
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Post by Richbirdhunter » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:53 pm

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Richbirdhunter wrote:Dave makes a good point, I often look to see if I can notice people carrying. Do you guys ?
Not any more. Maybe for the first year or two, but since then I just started paying more attention to people in general.


That's for sure C-dub
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Post by thatguy » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:04 pm

Call me crazy but don't call the cops..I'll sometimes imagine how to car jack someone or steal a purse or something-something along those lines, play the bad guy if you will. In my opinion it's all about getting close to someone, someone not paying attention.
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Post by sugar land dave » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:18 pm

Congratulations on taking that necessary first trip out. It gets much easier and more comfortable as you get used to the idea that concealed works and printing enough to catch someones attention is rare. Carry on!
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Post by misterlarry » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:01 am

Welcome aboard. Congrats!

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Post by tazking » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:18 pm

I carry daily and have always kept my eyes on other people. Even as a kid I knew who was around and what they were doing. I am amazed every day how I can watch people walk blocks full of people without ever lifting their eyes from the phone. I have raised my two boys to be aware and have trained (don't tell her I said trained :lol: ) my wife to be that way as well. It is bad enough these people walk with their head in the phone but I see them drive the same way and can't count the times that I have almost been hit in my truck or my motorcycle. Again it comes down to awareness. When I went through my CHL class there were multiple people that were the same way and luckily the instructor took care of them. Why carry if you are not going to pay attention to your surroundings. You just become a hazard to everyone else.

Congrats on your first carry. Be safe.


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Post by surftsunami » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:11 am

Congrats! :cheers2: :patriot:


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Post by EspiOne » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:14 pm

Tactical Awareness, goes a long way. I always get out of the vehicle first and do a perimeter scan before I give my wife the "okay" look and sometimes, she will say, "really??, really?" Then we get the kids out and conduct our business.

Dave, like others say, it will become second nature, you will load up in the morning or before you leave the house just like you make your coffee or pack your lunch.


The negative aspect of carry in some cases, you made go thur a box of holsters, but if I can recommend.. Mitch Rosen, costly, but excellent, had my holsters (and belt) made by Mitch for over 15 years ago.

For my Firestar M43, Beretta 92 Compact, S&W 940/642 (same holster), excellent concealment holsters.


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Post by lildave40 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:19 am

EspiOne wrote:Tactical Awareness, goes a long way. I always get out of the vehicle first and do a perimeter scan before I give my wife the "okay" look and sometimes, she will say, "really??, really?" Then we get the kids out and conduct our business.

Dave, like others say, it will become second nature, you will load up in the morning or before you leave the house just like you make your coffee or pack your lunch.


The negative aspect of carry in some cases, you made go thur a box of holsters, but if I can recommend.. Mitch Rosen, costly, but excellent, had my holsters (and belt) made by Mitch for over 15 years ago.

For my Firestar M43, Beretta 92 Compact, S&W 940/642 (same holster), excellent concealment holsters.
What holster do you recommend for an LC9? I found a clip that holds it inside my pants. But it can be uncomfortable at times.

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