Doesn't it just feel kinda cool to have a pistol strapped to your hip?

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    powerful or empowering

    Kashton, I think that some (myself included) are interpreting "cool" to mean empowering as in the ability to protect your life in an extreme event; that is what I thought you meant. Though, I am not retracting that the empowerment is a PITA. I think that other members here have interpreted your use of the word "cool" to imply that it makes you feel powerful which is a dangerous attitude; from reading past posts and this thread I don't think this is your position please correct me if I am wrong in my assumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbqgrill View Post
    Kashton, I think that some (myself included) are interpreting "cool" to mean empowering as in the ability to protect your life in an extreme event; that is what I thought you meant. Though, I am not retracting that the empowerment is a PITA. I think that other members here have interpreted your use of the word "cool" to imply that it makes you feel powerful which is a dangerous attitude; from reading past posts and this thread I don't think this is your position please correct me if I am wrong in my assumption.

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    Well, it actually does make someone more powerful because they do have quick access to a deadly weapon. However, I will use that power only when absolutely necessary and I view carrying as a very serious responsibility. I just enjoy wearing one because I know that I have a good tool for saving my life if someone were to try to use deadly force against me. It makes me feel safe, not necessarily powerful. It feels cool to me to be able to walk around in public (while also observing my surroundings for signs) while knowing I am that much more in control of my life if some maniac were to come near me with harmful intent and with an effective tool.

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    Lets drop it. It appears there is a Generation gap here. Apparently your definition of cool is different then mine.

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    Alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmwb View Post
    I didn't get that you meant that "cool" was why you carry, but just an effect of it. I personally find it a PITA as well and am still dealing with buying clothes that will dress around it. I expect that a good gun belt will help the PITA factor as well...lol

    One thing I do feel when I carry, is that I am finally being responsible--something I was not when I didn't carry. Human life is too valuable to leave to chance. One needs to be prepared emotionally and physically to deal with the negative realities of life as well as the positive. That preparation goes far beyond carrying a sidearm that one is competent to use, but it is one component.
    I give a big +1 to this one, my wardrobe has had to change quite a bit and that's been frustrating for me. I had to get rid of a few pairs of my favorite jeans to carry daily IWB, my shirts and jacket aren't long enough, and my belts are worthless for CC.

    That and the fact I have to consider the responsibility I have while carrying. I enjoy shooting sports and like my guns, however CC is not what I would describe as cool. Not picking at you man, just different for me than for you.
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    It feels like this is headed the wrong direction, let's stop this thread. I don't think I came across the right way and some people are definitely taking it in a different way than what I originally meant. I wanted this to be a fun thread to just have a good discussion about what feelings you specifically get from carrying. I haven't reached the point where it isn't on my mind while I have a CCW on me (1 year of carrying) but apparently there is a major difference after a few years of carrying.

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    Thread closed at OP's request.
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