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After a having my permit for a few months now and anxiously awaiting the day I would finally buy my gun it has all fallen into place. I made my first official carry tonight and I thought I'd just hop in and share my experience.

My IWB holster, the Minotaur MTAC arrived in the mail today which made today the day. I wore the holster around the house empty for the afternoon to get used to the feel and start molding it to my body. When my fiancee got home it was time to run a few errands.

Initially, she was very hesitant and nervous about me carrying... even though she encourage me to get my CWP and to buy my gun. She expressed concerns about the Sig not having a safety and it going off in my pants and all but I told her to put it behind her because I had to start some time. She ended up relenting... I think she was just nervous about it.

So I holstered my newish Sig P239 .40 S&W and headed off to dinner. It was uneventful, and I felt pretty comfortable in the restaurant since we weren't moving around all that much.

We needed to make a Target run, so I've substituted Target for WalMart for this experience. I felt very conscious about my weapon and there was a bit of awkwardness for some reason. I wouldn't say I was nervous, but I was fidgety with my shirt a little bit because I was concerned about printing and/or being made. We were in Target for a total of about 45 minutes and I felt more and more comfortable as time went on. I came to the realization that nobody could tell and it got easier.

When we left I breathed a bit of a sigh of relief. My first real public carry in a real-life situation had been uneventful. My fiancee said that she'd been a little conscious of it as well but said even when she kept looking me over there was never any sign that I was carrying.

Overall I think it went well. I feel like I've gotten that first nervous and somewhat awkward test out of the way and I should get more and more comfortable with it until I end up more or less just forgetting that I have it at all.

So anyway, that's my story if anyone is interested. If not, sorry for boring you with a lot of text!
 

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Congrats!!! We've all been there. It won't take long before you realize, people are so into their own world they don't notice anything. Glad it all went well for you...
 

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Way to go!

Pretty soon it will be just like putting on your socks and going out.

You will have to be attentive to wardrobe and where you will be going should you be wearing a jacket or something as a cover garment that you may be taking off. That knowledge too will come with time.

Good luck.
 

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We needed to make a Target run, so I've substituted Target for WalMart for this experience.
Whoa! Are you trying to get banned?!?!

:gah:

But seriously, I'm glad it went well and you'll get more comfortable as you carry more.

Congrats!

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Not boring at all, we love a good first carry story here. Congrats. It becomes second nature very soon.

Carry every day!
 

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Congratulations and remember that your mind is still your best weapon. Stay Safe
Mike
 

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Right on! Great first outing... it'll become second nature faster than you might think. :35:
 

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Congrats on taking the steps to arm yourself...the WW Trek, or the T Trek will still qualify you for the 'certificate'...get your paperwork in early.:yup:
 

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Congrats on taking the steps to arm yourself...the WW Trek, or the T Trek will still qualify you for the 'certificate'...get your paperwork in early.:yup:
Is that the 27B/6? I think I need in filled out in quadruplicate right?
 

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Congratulations! Press hard when you sign, yours is the bottom copy.
 

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Congrats. See, nothin to it...:hand10:
 

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Congrats, and don't worry after awhile it is just part of waking up and getting ready for the day. Get's easier and easier.
 

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To gdm320: As I've only had my permit for six days now, I'd just like to tell you that your story was NOT a bit boring to me. I enjoyed it a lot!
 

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Its amazing how much more aware you are now of whats going on around you, than before you started carrying.
 

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Congrats......becomes a part of you.
 
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