Very Interesting Conversation today
So I go into my gym today and had conversation with a guy who I had seen many times over and had spoke in passing. Today he comes in officer uniform. I did not know he was a cop. So I ask him if he knows of a range close by. I explained the range I have been going to was a bit of a drive.
We start discussing different ranges and he asks if I have my carry permit and what I carry. I explain that I have held my permit for just over a year and am looking at a LC9 as additional carry because while I like my XD it I was thinking of having a weapon that is smaller and how it might work better in some instances. He looks dead in my eyes and says so seriously "if you have that carry permit you don't leave your house without your weapon! If is like your pants...when they come on so does your weapon... You carry all the time... to your work if you are able and if not then you carry as far as you can and place your weapon in the same place every time so you know exactly where it is and where to reach for it if you need it."
The conversation continued and many good points were brought out. I wished I could have talked longer but I had someone waiting on me and had to end the conversation short. We talked about going to the range often and put 100-200 rounds through my weapon. On and on. I guess my point in posting this is while I carry up to now I have not made it a point to carry all the time. However, since having that talk today I have been seriously thinking about why I have not carried AMAP.
After all I feel better and know that I am safer when I carry. I tend to be more aware of my surroundings etc etc! I believe this was a good conversation for me as I reexamined why I have my carry permit to begin with. I could go on and on but I think you see where I am going with this.
Thanks for reading as I just wanted to post my experience today.