Totally uneventful first day carrying concealed
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July 16th, 2007 08:00 PM
Totally uneventful first day carrying concealed
I guess that's the way it should be. I picked up the "plastic blessing" at around nine this morning. After strapping the gun on when I got back to the truck, I headed to the designated first stop (Wally World) and picked up some ammo (no nachos there).
I did a little grocery shopping before heading home, and later headed to the mall and a movie with my wife and son. He's home on leave from the Marines at the moment. We plan on hitting the range tomorrow, where he'll probably kick the old man's butt (he qualified expert).
Having open carried before probably made it easier to conceal. The only problem I had was the wind whipping the cover shirt around too much. I hate to button the thing. I feel too hampered as to easy access of the gun. I suppose I'll learn to deal with that soon enough.
I think I'll use the 1911 tomorrow. I can barely tell the M&P is there.
July 16th, 2007 08:03 PM
Glad to hear it went well. I look forward to being able to carry legally.
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July 16th, 2007 08:31 PM
Congratulations and may ALL your days be equally uneventful!
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July 16th, 2007 08:34 PM
Did you by chance buy a new gun, load it, then carry it "without" a range trip and break in to assure it would shoot? Maybe I misread your statement..I hope so. If not, see gun 101 on new guns and break in of said weapon..
Originally Posted by teknoid
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July 16th, 2007 08:37 PM
A thought for you ....... sew a small velcro piece to either side of shirt near lowest button - and use that to hold the thing together when breeze is a problem - it pulls apart real quick if need be. Also - it's worth IMO practicing gun access from under a buttoned shirt - bit of a different lift but on a loose shirt it works OK.
The only problem I had was the wind whipping the cover shirt around too much
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July 16th, 2007 08:38 PM
on an uneventful first trip...
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July 16th, 2007 09:02 PM
No way would I ever do something like that. The one I carried today has had ~1000 rounds through it (including half the box of JHP's it was loaded with today). The 1911 has had more than that fed to it, which it digested nicely.
Originally Posted by mocarryguy
I'm planning on picking up a Stoeger Cougar this week. I'll have to break that one in and make up my mind about carrying it afterward. No holster for it yet, anyway.
I think I see where you misunderstood my meaning. By "plastic blessing", I meant the permit. I haven't decided whether the M&P is a blessing or not. I still prefer steel over polymer.
July 16th, 2007 09:15 PM
In addition to the velcro suggestion, some like to sew nickels to the bottom of the placket on each side to add a little extra weight to combat the wind - also helps when sweeping the shirt out of the way to draw.
July 16th, 2007 09:32 PM
Congratulations. Nothing a like a nice quiet first day.
Even though everyone was watching you and knew what you were up to.
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July 16th, 2007 09:35 PM
I like the velcro idea. It wouldn't take much to secure it (shirt). I had though about adding weight, but not velcro.
Gotta love American ingenuity.
July 17th, 2007 08:36 AM
Congrats from Western Ky.
July 17th, 2007 10:36 AM
I'm glad to hear your first day of carry was uneventful. My first day of carry involved me not knowing I was carrying , and having to pull it out on a drunk dude with a knife.
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July 17th, 2007 10:52 AM
congrats, the more you carry the more inventive you will become in how you dress. Most people wouldn't even notice the gun if the wind blows your shirt open, that is unless you freak and cause attention to yourself.
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