I carried my CCW loaded for the first time in public today while Christmas shopping. I'm new to the whole CCW thing and carried once before, but the firearm was unloaded (I know that's silly, but as I'm sure most of you can relate, carrying a weapon can be a pretty intense feeling that I wanted to ease into). I have a Ruger LCR and carried it using a CrossBreed SuperTuck holster. I was very aware that I was carrying at first, but once I passed my first couple hundred people in the mall without anyone screaming, 'AHHHHH, he has a gun!!!!', I realized that no one had a clue (as should be the case!). There have been several robberies in the area at local shopping centers, so it was very comforting knowing I had the tools with me to protect myself and my wife. This will be the first of many, many times I carry.