My maiden concealed carry to Wal Mart (the Wal Mart Walk)

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    My maiden concealed carry to Wal Mart (the Wal Mart Walk)

    Well, after 45 days of waiting my concealed carry license arrived in the mail today. So, to keep the tradition going I made my maiden concealed carry to Wal Mart. Not just any Wal Mart, but a Supercenter on a Friday afternoon no less.
    I got out my new Belt Man gun belt, my Comp-Tac minotaur MTAC holster, loaded my Sig P239 with my 147g JHP ammo and put the holtster on in the 4:30 position. I wore a pair of shorts and a black T shirt. The advice I got on here about getting a good gun belt was priceless. My gun belt pulled the Sig to my side and there it stayed.
    I got a shopping cart strolled to the toiletry isle and picked up a few items, then went to the gun section and picked up some Federal 9mm ammo. Then it was off to the food side of the store. Gathered my items and checked out.
    Yep, I did tug at my shirt tail once and yes, on the way to my vehicle I checked to see if my firearm was still there. The MTAC holster felt very comfortable, but I was still getting used to the weight of the Sig.
    Thanks to the few months I have been on this forum I was better prepared than I thought. I had gotten the belt and holster early so I could adjust the cant and find the right position for me and wear it around the house. That paid off today.
    I did feel different and it is hard to describe. There was some pride and also a feeling of responsibility. It was a good feeling and a day I will always remember.
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    And there was much rejoicing!

    Yea....

    I feel naked most of the time I have to go out w/o my pistol. Only time I don't is when I go to work (I'm AD USAF and can't have personal firearms on-base), but even then it doesn't feel the same as it used to. Not quite as naked, but still different.

    Congrat's again!

    BTW, is that holster an IWB or OWB? I carry an SA XD-40SC in an OWB made by one of the members here. And as you've noted, a good belt does indeed make a LOT of difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffworks View Post
    And there was much rejoicing!

    Yea....

    I feel naked most of the time I have to go out w/o my pistol. Only time I don't is when I go to work (I'm AD USAF and can't have personal firearms on-base), but even then it doesn't feel the same as it used to. Not quite as naked, but still different.

    Congrat's again!

    BTW, is that holster an IWB or OWB? I carry an SA XD-40SC in an OWB made by one of the members here. And as you've noted, a good belt does indeed make a LOT of difference.
    I have both the Crossbreed Supertuck and the one I am wearing now. So far I like the Minotaur MTAC better. They are both IWB.
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    Congratulations!
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    Maiden voyage?
    Who's got the map for the Wally World expedition? Seemed to have lost mine. Post it up if you have it!


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    Congrats, be safe out there.
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    I don't understand why Wal-Mart is such a big deal. I just mentally run through this checklist before entering an establishment:

    1. Am I permitted? (yes)
    2. Do I have a concealed deadly weapon? (yes)
    3. Am I appearing to be a threat to a reasonable/competent person? (no)
    4. Is where I wish to enter armed legal under state law? (yes)

    If all 4 stipulations are met; I will enter the establishment, and not be concerned. My actions are 100% legal.

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    The reason that the wally world walk got started was it is a place with a lot of people in close courters. You get the "Hey I've got a gun on me" out of your system.

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    Congrats! I live in Atlanta..'nuff said.
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    Congrats on the WW Trek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ally View Post
    The reason that the wally world walk got started was it is a place with a lot of people in close courters. You get the "Hey I've got a gun on me" out of your system.
    Yup. That's it right there in a nutshell. Plus, you can buy stuff while doing the WW. And Wally's parking lots are notorious for BG lurkers so there is some mild risk involved in even going to WW. I live not too far from what has to be the world's skankiest Wally. I won't let my wife go there without me; I don't care how fresh the produce is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cplguy View Post
    I don't understand why Wal-Mart is such a big deal. I just mentally run through this checklist before entering an establishment:

    1. Am I permitted? (yes)
    2. Do I have a concealed deadly weapon? (yes)
    3. Am I appearing to be a threat to a reasonable/competent person? (no)
    4. Is where I wish to enter armed legal under state law? (yes)

    If all 4 stipulations are met; I will enter the establishment, and not be concerned. My actions are 100% legal.
    It is not that going to wal mart is a big deal. It has just become a legend on this site as a rite of passage. Lighten up.
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    It is a rite of passage... and you're supposed to buy donuts and coffee for everyone else

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