We traveled to my wife's cousins house in TX this last weekend and stayed for a few days. I haven't ever told them I carry, firearms have never come up. One of her cousins(in her 60's, my wife and are 35) told us a story how she was bitten by a dog while walking around the neighborhood. She had bought some pepper spray and had it on the counter. I said, oh you bought some pepper spray, she said, yes I cant believe you can buy it over the counter (huh!!!!). I said here's mine, I popped my Kimber Guardian Angel. She asked why do you have that? I said, if I have to defend myself in a situation that does not warant deadly force. She asked, deadly force what kind of deadly force? I said, which ever firearm I have on me at the time and maybe even two at a time. The look was priceless. I explained to her that I had my concealed carry permit and I am a instructor, I did not disclose that I was carrying the whole time I was staying there. She said, you can carry a gun? I said yes and explained to her that it was legal in TX also and that my CWL conveyed to TX. I said, didn't you see or hear the story about you govenor shooting and killing a coyote that charged his dog, she hadn't heard about it, still stunned that a TX citizen could carry. Then I showed her my Frost Green Beret (I know cheap knife but if I loose it I wont feel bad) sereted teeth and all. She asked again, why do you have that? I said you never know when you might have to cut a seat belt or something and I also told her I keep a first aid kit and latex gloves handy in my vehicle. I carried my TCP in my BULLDOG cell phone case, no one ever asked what it was. Just thought I would share.