congrats on the permit. Next comes the self-conscious part of trying to carry concealed in public.
My 1st time carrying concealed, a detective special felt like it turned into a N frame smith and it was a game of constantly re-adjusting.
Well considering right now my smallest gun is a 4" GP100, I can only imagine. I haven't really given that part of it much thought, just figured I'd take things a step at a time. I just didn't know the step of getting a permit would take about two weeks from start to finish!!
I have sort of been looking for a good place to stow it in the car. A few possibilities. I have a Nissan XTerra, if anyone has one and has some ideas, email me.
And I really appreciate all the support from you guys here. I've learned a lot and know I have only scratched the surface, but I've been thinking lately about something my Dad always used to say to me. "Surround yourself with Good People."
I used to live in Leesburg, pretty near from you. Never thought that area requires CC - it's nice and quiet vs. other places. Now I moved to Sterling - the same thing. Can't compare to DC, where I'm working. Every night walking three blocks to parking lot, I'm wishing to have something better than folding knife in my pocket.
Pretty quiet in Lovettsville where I live. Leesburg is starting to get some gang activity, however. I think when I'll need/want it most is when I'm driving, maybe staying at a hotel, or getting gas at night or something. Never know, but that's the whole point, right? You never know.
Blade, are you going to the Chantilly Expo gun show in July?
KP97DC: unfortunately (no profanity allowed) DC has the probably most restrictive laws. Can't CC in there if you're not a big daddy-boss. In the same time the crime rate there is outrageous. Yesterday my colleague told me that he's been attacked by crack-addicted teens with .22 on the last weekend.
your right you never know, that is why we do carry. And yo have to be a ware of where your at all the time. Working in the prison system for the many years I have as well as wolf song; there is a game we play while working. Its called the what if game, I know it sounds funny but it works what if I was jumped what would I do. How would I do it, which is the best route to escape if the place was over run.
I carry 24/7, my weapon goes on with my trousers when I get out of bed. It never leaves my
side during the day. I try to live by the Sheepdog principal "trouble never makes an appointment" , and so far it has worked very well. You will feel a little self-concious at first, like "everyone is looking at me" but it soon wears off and you will be fine.Again I
Snuffy, I taught my rookies to play "what if..." on the dead night patrols..that kind of thinking will keep you alive...."if" Eddie, congrats-OK on the floppy hat, just no Richard Nixon mask, OK?!!! I carried a 4" .357 Smith M66, a Colt Combat Commander, a 3 1'2" M27, and a M58 .41 in my IWB on my belly with a light shirt out for many years, lately a P97 or P90-work in a pocket T-shirt all day bought one size too large and never spotted...you'll relax after a few months...until then, concentrate on NOT readjusting it...keep your hands away from it...people watch your hands...you'll be surprised how easy it is....
Congrats EddieF. I have been following your progress with this as I am intending to get my CCW. There is a Gander Mt. right behind my place of employment and once a month dthey offer an NRA approved Concealed Carry Class. Hope to see you at Chantilly. Again, congrats.