Initial experience with new carry permit
Alright, I live in Louisiana and chose to apply for a non-resident Florida permit. I completed the training, paperwork, shooting and mailed off the application on 5-2-07 and received my permit yesterday on 7-10-07 (68 days, but who's counting). They had a nice brochure containing FAQ's along with a reminder that the permit doesn't make me a quasi-LEO or even a good samaritan. It even contained hints about checking one's temper.
So today I had to go to town and happened to have on deep pocket cargo pants. My g27 in a pocket holster fit just fine. On the way to town I happened to have a state trooper following right behind me.....no problem, no big deal. I visited the local lumber store, a tractor dealership, and a hardware store, and headed home. I didn't really feel any different, probably because I had 25 years of carrying a gun on duty as a reserve leo, so it was sort of a non-issue with me. However, I did feel less vulnerable and more safer! :hand10:
I've read on the forum about the "required" Wallyworld visit. However our store doesn't have the necessary nachos, but they do have a Subway, so if that's permissable I'll visit the Subway. I think the Subway visit is appropriate in light of the guy at the Florida Subway that recently defended himself. I wish I knew what he ordered, I'd get the same thing. HEY maybe that would be a good tradition too.
Everyone around here knows that I'm not a big Wallyworld fan, in fact my standing statement is, "If you see me in Wallyworld, just look around because someone will be holding a gun on me to make me stay in there". So my wife wants me to go to Wallyworld tomorrow night (ugh) and she knows about the tradition, mentioning that "I guess you'll be holding the gun on yourself from now on, huh?" :smile: