Not WWW, but first CCW outing

Not WWW, but first CCW outing

This is a discussion on Not WWW, but first CCW outing within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I purchased a Tagua IWB holster for my XD45 today and having had my CCW for a few weeks I figured it was time to ...

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    Not WWW, but first CCW outing

    I purchased a Tagua IWB holster for my XD45 today and having had my CCW for a few weeks I figured it was time to take that next step. This little holster is extremely comfortable and holds my weapon nice and tight against my body to the extent that a tee shirt was sufficient for concealment. I have to admit I was a little nervous and this is one of the reasons I haven't made the maiden voyage before. Had a couple of things to get at the Home Depot so the wife and I went in with no issues, of course I did have her kind of eyeball the situation to insure that all was well and it was. Next stop was The Dollar Tree, I meandered around there for about 20 minutes with no issues as well. It turns out that I was the only one who noticed! I don't know what it is about the nachos but I didn't get any either. But I do have a lot more confidence to carry more often.

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    Congrats on breaking in the XD45! Since you mentioned Home Depot, I broke in my Beretta 92 in a shoulder holster rig at Home Depot and Office Max. Of course the Beretta felt 3 times larger than my usual PT145 carry, and I felt that everyone could see the bulky holster under my left armpit despite a large leather jacket. Turns out the Home Depot folks were waiting for me to leave so they could close for the night - I was their last customer.

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    We seem to be the only ones who think it's showing. I have been carrying since last October, the first time out I thought I had a neon sign on my hip. I did the Wally World tour and no one noticed anything. I now go in and the sporting goods manager knows me by name. Since there is a shortage of ammo,I call to see if they have any 9mm in stock. If he says yes, I tell him to pull all of it and I will be right up. He has never once asked if I was "toten a rosco", and I will never tell.

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    Good job Froggy, you got that out of the way. Keep in mind you are not doing anything wrong, it's just you exercising your 2nd amendment right. Keep it up!

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    Always good to see someone exercising their rights!

    Trust me, soon enough it will feel weird if you leave the house unarmed. I am still always aware that I am armed, but after awhile you'll realize that people see what they want to see and what they are looking for.

    Good on you for carrying.
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    Once you have carried a few times it starts to come as normal and you get alot more comfortable with no one noticing your concealed gun.
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    Yep, give it a couple of weeks and it will be second nature to you. Sometimes when we go out, I notice I have my gun on and I really almost can't even remember putting it on. Like putting your pants on, you just do it on auto pilot.
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    Don't worry, you'll get used to it in no time. Congratulations on your first trip out, but don't forget the WW walk...
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