Got my permit last week. Had an experience that really stepped up the time-line. My wife and I were sitting around the house playing with our son when we heard someone outside. Went outside to investigate, unarmed, after dark (yeah, I know). It was some old drunk guy creeping the garage. When I met him on the steps, he immediately went into a (seemingly) well practiced routine about being lost and the like. Long and short of it, I ran him off, closed up the house tight, and that was that. Then our neighborhood had a break in. No violence, just a B&E robbery. No one home (thankfully), but the bad guy made off with a wallet and some odds and ends.
We both went and got our permit sorted the next day. 2 weeks later and I get my permit. Went out and picked up my EDC: Taurus Millennium Pro PT145 (.45 ACP, 10+1, very compact). Ran about 150-200 rounds through it, and it ate everything I could throw at it. Picked up a cheap IWB clip holster (gonna order a real one in the next few days) and started my carry experience (4-5 o'clock strong side seems to work best for me).
Went to the movies with my wife and son tonight. Carried, wearing a T-Shirt and hoodie over the top. Yep, I understand the idea behind the www. Wow, talk about nervous/alert. I was just waiting to be called out.... nothing! When the movie was over, asked the wife if I had shown/been obvious at all. Her comment, "You're carrying?"
I guess that means I've done something right? I'm starting a true training regiment on the EDC in the next few days to get hard familiar and to build that muscle memory.
Just a note: out of the box, shooting cheap hardball .45 230g FMJ, the PT145 is shooting about a 5" group for 6 shots. It'll tighten up after I tweak with the sights and get really used to the gun, but that doesn't seem too bad for flat out. Right now I'm running the federal silver tip 185g JHPs, 10+1. I ran about 100 rounds of the FMJ, and 50-100 rounds of the JHP to make sure it would eat em. 0 FTF/FTE, no issues at all.
Anything I'm looking past? Any advice?