Well I did it

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    Well I did it

    I've had my CCL for several weeks now but didn't feel comfortable carrying so it stayed at home. We live in a very rural are 99% safe but hey you never know. However I had to take my daughter to Tulsa and even stay overnight Tues so I packed my Sig in my GunTotnMama purse and set off. No issues, and no "No Weapons" signs either at the hotel, or the doctors office. In fact the only sign at the doctors was a "Turn your cell phone OFF" sign. LOL. Anyway other than the fact that my purse is now heavy and I have to be extra careful not to leave it at home or work. It's a over the shoulder pouch type so once it's on it doesn't come off when out, I'll be carrying everyday now. Next step will be to try out carrying with the holster. LOL.
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    It gets easier.

    Also, do those "Turn your cell phone off" signs carry the force of law?
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    Good for you. Keep it up!
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    Congratulations on your first concealed carry and as mentioned above, it does become easier with repetition.
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    Good for you!

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    Nice! And yea, once you get used to it it's no big deal. Just proceed however is comfortable for you.

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    Congrats on the first step in carrying. It gets more comfortable the more you do it.
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    Soon you'll practicality forget it's even there.

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    Honestly it does get really easy, so much so that I feel awkward without my gun these days. Welcome
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    Rock on guntotnmama

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    As has been said the first steps the hardest. It'll get easier as you go. Congrats on the first day.
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    Good on you for knowing when your not ready and ready. Keep a good mindset and congrats on your first carry experience. My wife likes to carry in her purse as well. I highly recommend having a holster so your pistol can be on your person. No risk of forgetting it anywhere and nobody can take it away easily. I know it hinders your wardrobe but there are a lot of good options for females. One my wife is looking at is a bra holster. Looks promising in videos we have watched. Just make sure you stay comfortable when you carry. If something's uncomfortable then your much more likely to not carry. Congrats again on your first day! Carry on!
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    Congrats, and by now you know you made a great decision. Being safe is no accident, so keep it up.
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    Congrats! Your journey begins to exercise your right of self defense.

    I'm glad you will try holster carry. I've had to tweak the way I dress for conceal carry. I've worked out every combination of clothing plus holster (you should see my holster drawer and I use every one) except wearing a dress shorter than floor length. I rarely use my purse now but if a purse works rather than no carry, it is the way to go.

    Stay safe!
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