Is it weird that I really enjoy carrying?

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    Is it weird that I really enjoy carrying?

    As some may know, I am very new to CC, but it is weird that I really enjoy carrying? Not in the sense of donít mess with me Iím packing. I am extremely low key/mellow individual. I have had years of martial arts training I have known how to hurt people for a long time and have always gone out of my way to avoid bad situations. While I acknowledge there is a high level of responsibility involved with carrying; I enjoy it all, in fact I look forward to getting up and figuring out my concealment plan for the day. The preparation, the mindset, all the aspects of CCíing are enjoyable. I feel like I have been missing out for many years.
    Is everyone else like that?

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    You're absolutely right. It's theraputic. The US Surgeon General and federal government should recommend all American citizens embrace it instead of demonizing it.
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    I think that the word everyone may be a bit of a stretch. I do however enjoy the fact that I feel comforted that should the SHTF I am not just a sitting duck.
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    Unfortunately, the thrill might wear off.

    Wallet, phone, Chapstick, keys, gun, pen, pocket knife and watch, then I'm out the door.
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    Well, on Saturday I heard those 3 words every man wants to hear...


    "Hope you're packin'"

    My wife and I went into a part of town we don't frequent very often and it was outside of our usual "comfort zone" if you will. Nothing seedy or dangerous, just different from what we're used to and it was the middle of the day. And as we pulled up to the store we were there to visit, my wife and I get out of the car and that's when she made the statement. I laughed and said "Oh sure, now you're all for it." She wasn't against me getting my CCP or anything, and I actually think she's gotten a bit of a thrill out of thinking she now has her own personal bodyguard who is with her all the time. LOL

    Just a humorous anecdote.
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    Yeah, I agree. When it's a new experience, you tend to feel more hyped about it. After a while though, it'll sort of mellow out and it'll feel like wearing a watch or any other benign device that you carry every day.

    The real hurdle, IMO, comes when you first start getting the "I'm just running here, I don't feel like jacking with carrying" mentality. It's probably hit all of us at some point, or I guess I should say I've definitely had times when I felt like that. You just have to keep in mind that it'll always be worth the effort if you end up needing it.
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    Carrying is like smoking. When you first do it, it is a rush. After you have done it for awhile, it quickly becomes uncomfortable when you are unable to do so.
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    Sounds familiar, here's a thread from when I was fairly new to it (still am):
    I love carrying...

    I still stand by what I wrote, regardless of the way some took it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    Sounds familiar, here's a thread from when I was fairly new to it (still am):
    I love carrying...
    I still stand by what I wrote, regardless of the way some took it.
    I had forgotten about that thread.
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    I would think it's weird if you DIDN'T enjoy it.


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    Never thought about using the word enjoy, but why not?
    I find it comforting. I feel naked if I'm not. Although after 30 odd years, I guess that's to be expected.
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    Is it weird that I really enjoy carrying?
    Is everyone else like that?
    The novelty wears off and it becomes more habit than fun.

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    Can't say I thought this way about it lol. When I first started to carry I carried in my carry purse. I had it in my purse just like my brush lol. Was something I had and knew was there just in case I needed to use it.
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    I'd enjoy carrying except all my guns fell overboard--all except my new Sig.
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    I've only been carrying a couple weeks, but I can't believe how quickly it's become a part of my routine. I'm still experimenting with different carrying methods, and even my wife doesn't know when I am carrying.

    We will be with a group of people and my son will ask, "Are You?" And, of course, I say "Yes". I told him just to assume that I am always carrying.

    I'm enjoying the peace of mind it brings me. I am constantly thinking out different defensive scenarios in my head, in the case I was forced to use it.

    Have fun, and "enjoy"!
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