Started carrying today.

Started carrying today.

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    Started carrying today.

    I received my new Remora IWB holster today and started carrying my S&W SD40VE. I know it is large but it tucks away nicely under my T-Shirt. To me it was like carrying one of my knives in my pocket, just another tool that I hope I will never need. Wife and I walked around and I showed her some really nice .380 LCP Rugers and Kel-Tecs. She also has her carry permit and we are looking for something smaller.....and I am still looking for that elusive .40 Cal M&P Shield. I am sure that will carry nicely compared to this SD40VE.
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    Odd feeling the first few times but you quickly habituate and don't event think of carrying....unless you aren't for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Odd feeling the first few times but you quickly habituate and don't event think of carrying....unless you aren't for some reason.
    I feel so naked without my EDC now.
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    Good habits are just as hard to break as...bad habits. Congrats on both you & your wife's decision to form a GOOD habit.
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    I've been carrying for 15 years now, the last 4 I have been able to carry at work, so am armed from the time I get up, until I go to bed. once you get used to it, you do feel naked without it.
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    Good for you.

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    Welcome to the club! Stay safe.
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    Thanks.....was reading our local paper and there was a guy attacked in a town I was in last week. He survived but that is another reason to carry , especially in the spring when the bears are waking up. Here is the story: http://www.kpax.com/news/male-hospit...tack-in-pablo/

    PS.....that was in town across the street where I was working.!!!!
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    Congratulations on yours and your wife's permit. Welcome.
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    Good for you, keep it up and stay safe!
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    It's great to have 2 more players on the team. Stay safe.
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    congrats, and nice job. Pretty new to carry myself, and can say you will quickly get use to it if all is "well".

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    I have a S&W M&P45 and love it, but it is too large for me to carry very often. After being armed 30+ years in LE, my first consideration for an EDC is "WEIGHT", which, for me, maxes around 22 ounces. I like my Colt Defender .45acp best, but I have other .45s I carry, too.

    Living in the Heartland, it can get very hot, so then I go to a smaller 9mm, .38spec, .357 Mag, and sometimes, even my Kel-Tec .380acp with belt/pocket clip.

    My wife liked my Kel-Tec so much, after shooting a box of my +P, JHP, XTP rounds, she took it away from me... so I had to get myself another one for those triple digit days, funerals, or when much discretion is needed.
    She won't carry anything else, period. I've tried. But, she has much training, is acutely aware of her surroundings, and can shoot.
    She also has the mindset to shoot without hesitation.
    God help the clown who attacks her in some parking lot, tries to pull her into a van, or whatever.

    I honestly don't worry about her safety, except for the chimps behind the wheel and texting on the roads.

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    Bigger is always better when it comes to self defence carry guns . You made a good choice. Never go smaller.

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