Another first timer
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March 22nd, 2013 10:33 PM
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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March 22nd, 2013 10:33 PM
March 22nd, 2013 10:41 PM
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.
March 23rd, 2013 12:25 AM
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?
March 23rd, 2013 12:45 AM
from Central Florida!
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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March 23rd, 2013 12:46 AM
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.
March 23rd, 2013 01:30 AM
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
March 23rd, 2013 01:36 AM
"come and take them"
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March 23rd, 2013 01:40 AM
Howdy from Ohio...good to have another responsible gun owner in the house!
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March 23rd, 2013 04:55 AM
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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March 23rd, 2013 08:04 AM
Welcome from Wisconsin & congratulations on your new CHP!
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March 23rd, 2013 08:18 AM
Welcome from Tennessee! The "Patron State of Shootin' Stuff!"
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March 23rd, 2013 08:46 AM
March 23rd, 2013 09:36 AM
Welcome Aboard and Greetings from Rocky Top Tennessee
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March 23rd, 2013 09:47 AM
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?
March 23rd, 2013 09:53 AM
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