I live in Maryland but only a mile from the MD-VA border. Other than when I go to work in VA, where carry is prohibited, whenever I go to VA, I'm carrying. Mostly Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax areas. I OC and CC (I have a non resident CHP). Some stares occasionally, but mostly a big non issue. When I OC ,I think most folks think you are LE.To start, I do have a permit to carry. I am thinking of OCing my PT92 for the winter. I have never OC'd before. How did you all "break your cherry" when you started to carry?
I took the shirt that was over my gun and tucked it in behind the gun and went about my normal business.To start, I do have a permit to carry. I am thinking of OCing my PT92 for the winter. I have never OC'd before. How did you all "break your cherry" when you started to carry?
I got stopped on the sidewalk a couple of times in the city. The LEOs weren't too bad about it, either time. But then, I quoted GOODMAN v. COMMONWEALTH after asking if they had any "reasonable suspicion" for a Terry Stop.Not sure what DaveH's experiences in the Richmond area have been, but I have lived here for 10+ years and have never had a word said to me when OC'ing. Easiest way to "break your cherry" is just strap it on and go for it. I personally got started with restaurants that serve alcohol. I didn't want to remove my gun and leave it in my car, so I started doing the VA tuck and carrying on, business as usual. Either no one noticed or didn't care, never had anyone say anything to me about it.