Feeling naked...

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    Feeling naked...

    I have only been carrying for a couple of months, but it is amazing how fast you get used to it. I was on a trip all last week and couldn't take my gun with me. I was surprised at how naked I felt without it.

    I don't suppose that ever changes, does it?
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    When one is forced to relinquish a firearm that could have been used for SD/HD, there is a feeling of inadequate protection...I know the feeling, too.
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    Yep I agree. I would have never thought that before I started carrying. I never leave the house without my wallet, my phone, or my sidearm.

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    No....the feeling never changes, it becomes as necessary to you as pants. Especially for those who have had this daily routine for decades.
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    I take my grandson to school each day. It's illegal here to have a firearm in your possession within 1000 feet from school property so therefore I'm unarmed until I get back home again. I'm nervous the whole time. I have doctor appointments every 3 months & that's also a gun-free zone & posted as such. It's a felony to possess a firearm in a posted gun-free zone in WI. Since the school is halfway to the doc's office I usually schedule the appointment for a short while after I drop him off so I can go directly there. Then the nervous time is extended by a half to a full hour. The FIRST thing I do when I get home is arm myself. I feel much better immediately. Feeling naked is too mild a word. Being the pessimist that I am I just KNOW that the ONLY time I'll need to be armed is during those times when I can't legally be.
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    The feeling never changes, I love how others choose to put my life at risk by not allowing carry in places.

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    I hate it, and while my time is relatively short as well it is like forgetting anything else. Feel uncomfortable and can't stop thinking about it.
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    You're not alone. I think that anyone who's used to carrying is probably in the same camp.
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    I've been carry for 4 years this month - and I now feel positively naked when I can't carry someplace! I rarely go anywhere that I can't carry legally. The doctor's office is one of the few places I go to that I can't carry. My doctor is not anti, but the medical "group" of which he is a member prohibits carrying in any of their offices or hospitals. I have to lock it in my truck, and feel naked until I get back to my truck and rearm! I don't go to the post office anymore - I can get stamps at the drugstore or grocery store. Any other stores that are posted do not get my money!
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    I have been carring for 2.5 years. Same here. I find that I don't go places that say they dont want CCW. There are plenty of places that welcomes my business.

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    It's like mornings you go to work and leave you cell phone at home. You find yourself checking for it all day even though you know its not there.

    Like the first time I wore contacts I kept catching myself putting my index finger up to the bridge of my nose to push my glasses back up...only problem was they weren't there. Just goes to show how much of a habit it was.

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    yeah i feel the same way when i moved to nc and didnt have my ccp. thank god i moved to a non violent city

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    I'm not surprised you felt that way, It's such a habbit for us guys :)

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    This morning I was rushed to get my son to daycare and myself to ework on time, and I forgot my spare magazine. Once I put the holster for my LCR on my belt, and my spare ammo pouch, but then forgot to put the gun in the holster. That was a very sinking feeling when I got home...
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    I travel a fair amount for work and I find myself looking at certain trips that used to be a no-brainer flight and thinking "maybe I could just drive it" if it is close enough and there is reciprocity. It is fascinating to see how my lifestyle is changing, even over just a few months.

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