Congrats and welcome aboard.
This is a discussion on 1st day of many within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; We'll I've been a long time lurker but never posted. Received my CCW 3-4 weeks ago and today was the first day that I had ...
We'll I've been a long time lurker but never posted. Received my CCW 3-4 weeks ago and today was the first day that I had the opportunity and the bravery to carry. I know it sounds weird that I go through the process then be scared to actually go through with it but I knew I had to. Since I was still nervous, I carried loaded but with an empty chamber just to feel a little extra secure. Did half a day of shopping with the family, which included the "Walmart walk!" Best thing was my wife never even knew. I even asked once we got home if she noticed anything different today about me.
It should only get easier going forward.
Looking forward to more of everyone's informative post!
Congrats and welcome aboard.
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Its a big responsibility,so what you are going through is very normal. Congrats!!
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Congrats and welcome!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
I don't let anyone know when I carry. Ever.
"Confidence is food for the wise man but liquor for the fool"
Just go about your normal business like you usually do. No one will even notice you're carrying. They will be to busy talking on their cell phones or texting to even notice you.
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I remember that first day, too. It was just over three years ago and haven't left the house unarmed since. You will quickly realize that nobody pays attention to anything and you'll pay attention to much more.
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"If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart, and if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no head." --Winston Churchill
After a while it becomes normal, kind of like putting on shoes and combing your hair if you have hair. The real thing to remember is the laws of your state.
Carrying a gun is for self defense and IS very life changing. BE the adult when addressing situations and by the way welcome
Welcome from Delaware! After awhile, it's like wearing your socks.
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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Very soon, you will be looking at different holsters and pocket pistols and back up guns and "just picking up milk" j-frames and everything in between.
from Central Florida!
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Welcome to the forum and to the group of those who carry concealed. You have taken the first steps of being one who has taken responsibility for the protection of yourself and your family when Law Enforcement is not there. Keep learning and training and don't be afraid to ask any questions. This is a great place to exchange ideas, tactics, information, experiences and even humor. This is a online community that loves to help each other.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
Welcome from Arkansas! Looootttsss of information here to be absorbed
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