Came a little close to a slip up...

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    Came a little close to a slip up...

    Well, it wasn't that close, but it reminded me to be cautious always. I was walking into wally world, while I was walking in the older lady at the door had dropped some rubbermaid container lids on the floor. So I stepped over to help her pick them up and as I was bending over I quickly remembered to bend at the knees Additionally, my polo shirt was a good length in the back to cover up my M&P sitting at 4 o'clock.

    Could have been bad though, right there at the front entrance of wal-mart

    On the bright side, they had plenty of WWB 9mm, so I bought 100 rounds for this weekend. Even if they didn't have any, Woods & Water next door had plenty of magtech 9mm for $14.99 per box of 50.

    I also purchased some shoot-n-see targets, ear protection, and glasses. I have some clear raquetball glasses, but I'm not sure if I should use those at the range or not, plus I think some shaded ones would be good for the outdoor ranges. Any comments there? The ear muffs are 26 decibel reduction, is that good???

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    CCW is a learning experience, that's for sure!

    I really like my Wiley-X shooting glasses. http://www.wileyx.com/index.aspx
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    That would not be a problem in Arizona. Open or closed carry is acceptable at Walmart and most other places.

    Yellow tint glasses are my preference when shooting.

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    I have some clear raquetball glasses, but I'm not sure if I should use those at the range or not, plus I think some shaded ones would be good for the outdoor ranges. Any comments there?
    I have a set of Oakleys that I have clear, amber, and dark lenses for. I usually use the amber for shooting. I like being able to have the same frames I wear every day anyway. Pricey, but if you already have the frames, extra lenses aren't that expensive.
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    You should get in the habit of bending at the knees to stoop dwn or pick anything up just because it's good body mechanics, and may just save you a back injury. While the lids aren't heavy, you would be amazed at the number of things that will set off a back spasm. as far as concealed carry is concerned, I've found that I have to make numerous changes in the way that I do things. Squatting rather than bending, and of course, having to perform the "Picard Maneuver" whenever I get out of a car or stand from sitting, are just a couple of changes that I've had to make.

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    26dB reduction isn't bad, but I personally wear some of those foam expanding plugs under my muffs as well (Wal-mart sells those too :) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj View Post
    26dB reduction isn't bad, but I personally wear some of those foam expanding plugs under my muffs as well (Wal-mart sells those too :) )
    good deal...they were only $7.47 and being I don't shoot all that often and I'm still a poor college kid, I'm trying to get by as cheap (yet safe) as possible. I'll upgrade stuff once I start work full-time.
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