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    Another first timer

    Greetings to all from Northern VA. Although I've owned firearms and enjoyed going to the range on occasion for decades, I've never felt a need or desire to carry until recently. I open carried on the way home from the range last week with one brief stop at a convenience store. It felt kind of awkward, but no issues with anyone or indication that they noticed.

    Yesterday, I got my CHP so I decided to try it out. Went to half a dozen stores today and other than being a little OCD about making sure I wasn't inadvertently printing, it was a complete non event. The requisite "Wally Walk" was part of the trip, although what I ended up having to purchase would not have been my first choice. While checking the ammo case for any scraps (none to be had), I got a text from my daughter that she needed me to pick up feminine products while I was there. Kind of a weird combo of empowering and emasculating at the same time.

    Between OC and CC, I lean more towards CC at least for now. I've been reading a lot of in the OC forum and I can understand and support it, just not sure it's my style. But, who knows. I may change my mind someday.

    Anyways, I've been lurking for a month or so and wanted to say thanks for all the great info!


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    Welcome from S.C..I've had my ccp a few yrs,and never needed it,so far.There is a panel here,trying to get the OC passed.I don't think it's for me,but,each to their own.

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    Breaking news: a responsible citizen walked armed among the public, and...nothing noteworthy happened. Good job (and quit tugging at your shirt )

    Hey, real men care for all the needs of the women they love. Not just safety.

    What is your carry set up?

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    You mean your gun didn't jump out of its holster and start shooting people. You have trained you gun well young grasshopper. Jokes aside, welcome to our side.

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    Here's my current setup. Glock G26 in a White Hat MaxTuck IWB. I still have it adjusted as it came out of the box. The top of the kydex is just level with the top of my jeans and I'm wearing at the 4:00 position. Any suggestions to try?No spare may pouch yet. Any suggestions of IWB/OWB setups?

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    Great setup will serve you well. You might want to try a remora for driving, great for driving can use it cross draw so your comfy and than slide it to strong side upon arrival

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