Do you remember your very first time carrying after receiving your plastic?

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Re: Do you remember your very first time carrying after receiving your plastic?

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Rafe wrote: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:32 pm
SQLGeek wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:51 pm Edit: I think the Wally Walk rules need to be revised. Can't buy pistol ammo there anymore. :???:
Yep; agreed.

My first carry, I think I went to a Boot Barn. But, wow; I can't really remember. I do remember that my first CC was a Glock 26. Changed my mind about that after the first few weeks, though.
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Re: Do you remember your very first time carrying after receiving your plastic?

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SigM4 wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:28 am
So what about you, what was your first time carrying after getting your plastic like?
I don't remember where I carried first. But I do remember worrying about what to say to a DPS officer if I got stopped. I had heard differing opinions on what to say/ not say. But my first experience with them I just tried to be polite, and let them know that I was carrying. No problems, no hassle, no fear, no judgement.

I do remember where I open carried first. I went to a liquor store the first day it was legal carrying my 1974 S&W 28 that I bought new. The manager of the store came up to me with a big smile and said, "You're the first one."
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I can’t remember the time I first carried prior to or after getting a Chl. I can remember the first time I open carried in town with my license. Sheriff was in the truck outside a best buy followed me back in. Lol. No I didn’t vote for him after that.

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Wally World about 14 years ago, winter, carrying 1911 Para. As I'm walking into the store a guy in a wheelchair is right behind me, I'm thinking he's eye level with my gun and will see it. It's concealed with a winter jacket. I did the typical walk around, reaching for stuff on top shelf. I was a little nervous, now it's a different time, no need to conceal but I'd rather conceal. Don't want bad guys eyeballing me or angry Karen's flipping out. I never leave my front door without it, mowing the grass or checking the mail.

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Heck, that was 57 years ago (1967) and it was card material with a blanks to be written in and a pre-printed license # on the bottom. The process was: Make an appointment with the Sheriff, went in and he asked a few questions, did a local records check (paper files), hand wrote the info on the card, signed it and said "hope you never need it". Took about 30 minutes. I had already purchased the gun (derringer). If I remember right the first place I carried was that evening at the factory where I worked. I was 18 and the location was central Pa. It was so much simpler before computers. I still have that license in my files.
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ACADEMY - Figured it was the optimal choice for first time... Must have hiked my pants 20 times that trip.. Few days later Kohl's to get some shoes... I was so nervous bending over trying out different shoes.. I just knew I was going to send the store into a panic.... Nobody noticed... I started working at a local gun range about 2 weeks ago and we all open carry... I'm still not a open carry guy, but have stopped off at a few places after work with my shirt tucked in and my IWB and gun showing... MEH.. Nobody either has noticed or said anything...
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Costco!

Thought it would print and everyone would notice.

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Walmart azle, open carried my P14, felt weird at first but now I don't even think about it
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C'mon man. Here's the deal, that was so long ago. Not AndyC long ago, but still circa 2002 sometime maybe in the Fall. I was probably Wally World, but no idea anymore.
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Back in 2007, I did the Wally Walk as that was in vogue at the time. I had a new Sphinx AT-380 and a leather clip-on holster.
I made it a point to get a burger and fries at the McDonald's inside the store and then went up and down the aisles looking
for nothing in particular. I don't remember if I bought anything, but I passed the test and nobody suspected anything. :cool:
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Re: Do you remember your very first time carrying after receiving your plastic?

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It was back in 2006, I did the wally walk I was packing a Ruger P95, I was worried about printing. and felt a little paranoid. My wife was with me and watching to see if anyone noticed me.

How things have changed. These days I carry a smaller gun. hardly ever print and I don't give a darn if I do. I always carry but haven't been to Wallyworld in years.
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2014, HEB, I was very self-conscious about it. But nobody noticed anything, or cared if they did.

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It was almost 15 years ago. I remember doing the Wally Walk. I was so nervous.
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