Its been 10 years since I carried a gun regularly and boy I found out today just how rusty I was. I came home from work today throught the garage as normal; my G29 IWB. I open the door to the house and see the back door wide open. You would think my SA would go on high but no, all I can think about is my wifes little stupid dog (mine is smart). Thinking she's run out the door and is dead somewhere, runs through my mind. I find the dogs sleeping upstairs.
So as a cuss and get a sigh of relief; then I notice the front door was unlocked. This never happens, we never use the door and its always locked. NOW finally my SA kicks in pull the G29 and start to clear the house; found nothing. Im lucky no one was in the house because I made so much noise looking for the dog the element of surprise was gone; I mean really gone.
So here are my lessions learned:
1. I carry that gun for a reason and I need to be more aware and expect the unexpected. I should have pulled it as soon as noticed the back door was open.
2. I need to practice clearing my house. I did not realize how many rooms, closits and places to hide were in my house. I found myself crossing my own path multiple times. I didnt have a systematic plan to clear the house.
Ok, let the blasting begin, Im a bad,bad man.