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Did my first Wally Walk and it felt pretty good.. :smile: Spent all day out yesterday running several errands and besides my brand new holster breaking while wearing it, was a great weekend cc'ing for the very first time. Had to get a new belt and picked up another holster on Ebay.. Didn't have any issues and people didn't even notice or didn't care... The one thing i found myself doing is really paying attention to my surroundings while out.. i did before carrying, but more so now.
 

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Congrats! You are now a changed person. Don't take concealed carry lightly.
 

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Congrats! That was me when I first started carrying. I was always aware of my surroundings but more so now. And before long you'll feel like you're not fully dressed without your EDC
 

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Did my first Wally Walk and it felt pretty good.. :smile: Spent all day out yesterday running several errands and besides my brand new holster breaking while wearing it, was a great weekend cc'ing for the very first time. Had to get a new belt and picked up another holster on Ebay.. Didn't have any issues and people didn't even notice or didn't care... The one thing i found myself doing is really paying attention to my surroundings while out.. i did before carrying, but more so now.
This is normal and very common.

Generally the Wally Walk denotes carrying openly as you saunter through a WalMart. Since you CC your sidearm, it wouldn't matter where you legally carried it. The likelihood of anyone noticing your gun is going to be minuscule. So welcome to the fray and enjoy your freedom.
 

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Thanks everyone.. not to the OC point yet as this was my first day to ever carry. but plan on doing that in the future at least once. Also felt myself checking to make sure my shirt was covering my gun a lot, is that normal?? Like i said, i'm very new to this and have learned so much from this forum already..
 

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Did my first Wally Walk and it felt pretty good.. :smile: Spent all day out yesterday running several errands and besides my brand new holster breaking while wearing it, was a great weekend cc'ing for the very first time. Had to get a new belt and picked up another holster on Ebay.. Didn't have any issues and people didn't even notice or didn't care... The one thing i found myself doing is really paying attention to my surroundings while out.. i did before carrying, but more so


Congratulations on the Wally Walk. What type/brand of holster was it that broke and how did it break? Information like that will keep us from buying bad holsters. Thsnks
 

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it was the blade-tech total eclipse holster.. The IWB conversion kit is held on with screws and "T" inserts. One of the screws came loose and fell out.. i found the screw, but the insert was long gone.. Going to call blade-tech today and see what they say.. It should not break the first day you wear it. I made sure the screws were tight before leaving the house, but it still fell out.. Very disappointed.. Also, when i bought it, i was short an insert and had to go to the hardware store and get a make shift screw and insert... looks like i'll be going back today to get another one..
 

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Thanks everyone.. not to the OC point yet as this was my first day to ever carry. but plan on doing that in the future at least once. Also felt myself checking to make sure my shirt was covering my gun a lot, is that normal?? Like i said, i'm very new to this and have learned so much from this forum already..
Normal to check your covering when you're new. That will pass as you realize how much people are oblivious to there surroundings, let alone a concealed firearm. Checking your shirt every few seconds will draw notice more then printing. If someone does notice, it's probably someone else who's CC'ing.
 

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I've got a Blade-Tech Total Eclipse holster that I got as a promo deal with my 1911. I tried the IWB option once, and it does not work well, at least for me. I would recommend a Galco King Tuk for IWB. As far as OWB, the Eclipse works great!
 

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I've got a Blade-Tech Total Eclipse holster that I got as a promo deal with my 1911. I tried the IWB option once, and it does not work well, at least for me. I would recommend a Galco King Tuk for IWB. As far as OWB, the Eclipse works great!
i agree that the IWB does not work well.. i carry an HK VP40 and holsters are limited.
 

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Your next challenge will be to do the Wally World Walk in as many states as possible.... I'm up to 5 (CA, UT, OH, TX, & NM)...
 

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Thanks everyone.. not to the OC point yet as this was my first day to ever carry. but plan on doing that in the future at least once. Also felt myself checking to make sure my shirt was covering my gun a lot, is that normal?? Like i said, i'm very new to this and have learned so much from this forum already..
For those new to this activity, yes it is both normal and rather common. The only down side of this that you are advertising to anyone who is wise enough to know, that you are carrying a sidearm. But soon enough, you'll find how to enter and exit your vehicle while making sure your rig is properly covered, bending over and doing the same, and a host of other activities in your daily going-about-armed life. It really is just a matter of getting used to something that is very new to you and finding ways to make your armed situation work best for you.

As for OC'ing, that's a totally personal choice for you to make, as well it should be.
 

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I'm not trying to pop anyone's balloon, yet it's seems interesting to me that so many folks see a 1st day's handgun carry as a thrilling rite-of-passage. It's likely because I'm an ol' gray-beard from forgotten end of an overlooked state. IMHO, it seems more like the first day I wore shoes to school after summer vacation was over. I noticed they were down there, but...nobody ELSE did. :biggrin2:
 

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If you think about it walking thru Wally World is a place that you would least likely to be noticed carrying. Have you ever seen the sights in that place? :danceban: There is alot more to notice than some average looking guy that may be printing slightly.:smile:
 

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it was the blade-tech total eclipse holster.. The IWB conversion kit is held on with screws and "T" inserts. One of the screws came loose and fell out.. i found the screw, but the insert was long gone.. Going to call blade-tech today and see what they say.. It should not break the first day you wear it. I made sure the screws were tight before leaving the house, but it still fell out.. Very disappointed.. Also, when i bought it, i was short an insert and had to go to the hardware store and get a make shift screw and insert... looks like i'll be going back today to get another one..
Pro Tip - Any screws on holsters, red dot mounts, flash light mounts, scope rings, basically anything that is bolted to a gun, NEEDS blue LocTite on the screws. When you get the screws where you want them, take them apart and put a dab of BLUE LocTite on the screws. It is not permanent or hard to remove should you need to.
 
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