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    First carry gun

    I used to own a 9mmGlock that I carried for a couple days to get the feel of it, and I alwayse felt a little weird, like I was afraid I would get "caught" even though I had a permit and everything. I'm considering a 380 to carry again (on the fence between the Kel-Tec and the Ruger)

    Anybody else efer get the creeps about carrying, like you're doing something wrong?

    I know it's the right thing, I just can't shake that "feeling".

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    Welcome!

    I've never been too worried about getting caught. Sure, I'd like to keep it to myself and not have to have a conversation about why I'm carrying. Not as many people are as focused on your gun as you might think. I can't stand to leave the house without it.....I get the creeps when I do (almost never).

    If the Glock's too big....get something smaller. I have considered a Ruger LCP for days that my XD is too large to conceal well. Also, maybe look at a Kahr PM9 as it might be a nice in between size to the Glock & Ruger. I'm sure that some here never carry anything smaller than their .45...but I feel that it's better to have something than nothing, IMHO. If it helps you to carry daily...go for it.

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    I was a little self-conscious at first, now I feel out of sorts if I'm not carrying.

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    Welcome from the Ozarks. Carry it at home for a few weeks. You will quickly become comfortable.

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    Welcome from Texas. You'll get used to carry soon and eventually it will be natural like puting on your pants.

    I like the LCP over the Kel-Tec personally.

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    Welcome to the forum from Virginia. The longer you carry the more comfortable you'll get.

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    Wife and I both carry Kel Tec P3AT and are very happy with them. There is nothing wrong with the LCP, we just both have the P3AT.

    The big problem with the 380 is finding the ammo, have been able to find Winchester White Box 100counts at WMart of late, but there is not many boxes of it.

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    No big deal.

    from Ga. Welcome to DC.

    You just need to give it some time and apply the respect it deserves at all times. It's good to have a healthy respect for something that carries so much responsibility along with it.

    Stay safe.

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    I have an LCP and really like it for pocket carry. I'd also like to suggest you look at the Walther PPS. I am not a large frame individual by any means (155lbs and 5' 9"), and the PPS is very easy to conceal due to the thin profile. I find myself being overly concerned when I carry too.. but less so with the PPS or LCP because they do carry well. I also would second the opinion on looking at the Kahr. I was looking for an MK9, but couldn't find one locally to actually check out.

    Best of luck.

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