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    I have forgotten I was carrying. I remember the night of April 16, 2006, the night I nearly got stabbed to death in a Wally World parking lot. I ended up pulling out a .357 snubnose revolver on a drunk dude who had a huge bowie knife on him. I had taken that same snubnose gun to the range the previous day, and I guess I shoved it in my coat pocket without even thinking about it. My coat was quite big, so the gun just sort of disappeared in the jacket, and I forgot all about it, until that night I had to defend myself with an UNLOADED gun (Yes I used all ammo at the range). Anyway, you can find some better details in my introductory post, if you're so inclined to look for it. At the time I wasn't aware of Alaska's CCW laws, so I was thinking "I am so glad I wasn't caught for carrying without a license." Then I looked up Alaska's laws to find out there was no permit required to carry as long as I'm 21 or older with a clean criminal history.
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    When I pocket carry, no - but when I IWB carry in a good IWB holster, yes.
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    I always know if I have my gun on me or not. Part of always being aware to me.
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    i have 'forgotten'
    but never ended up in a place i wasnt allowed to.
    since the only place i cant carry is the bar and school.
    i dont think i could accidently go to school with my gun. at least i hope not
    i have gotten close to going into a bar tho. i was just going to pick up a 6pack of local microbrew for a friend (i very rarely go into bars to drink). so, yep close, but not yet.

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    I have some comfortable carry methods but I am always aware that I am carrying. I also give the occasional mag check. Sometimes getting in and out of certain vehicles MAY engage your mag release. When I worked in the NYPD I got into a patrol car and found a fully loaded S&W mag on the driver seat. I found the PO that had the car before me and sure enough he was missing the mag from his weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    I have some comfortable carry methods but I am always aware that I am carrying. I also give the occasional mag check. Sometimes getting in and out of certain vehicles MAY engage your mag release. When I worked in the NYPD I got into a patrol car and found a fully loaded S&W mag on the driver seat. I found the PO that had the car before me and sure enough he was missing the mag from his weapon.
    Good catch my friend...oops factor comes to mind..
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    Most of the time the fact that I am armed fades into what I suspect is a higher level of UNconscious awareness .. . this has never caused a problem or embarassment. I do not carry into the strictly prohibited areas ... schools, fed bldgs and the posted hospital where I see my doc .. otherwise I am unaware of signs .... hazy vision due to a cornea transplant due to lasik ya know.

    What is disconcerting however are the times I lose full situational awareness ... fortunately those times I needed it I had it.
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    Jeepers, I carry ALL THE TIME so it doesn't matter if I forget or not. Not the I've had anything happen, but I've got to the point where I don't ever want to be unarmed. Of course if I was going to a govt. building or school or some other prohibited place I would disarm but I avoid those places unless absolutely necessary.

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