My First Day of Concealed Carry


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colorado_handgunner
August 29, 2009, 08:15 PM
I finally was able to pick up my ccp yesterday, and got my first chance to use it today. I dropped my LCP in a nemesis pocket holster into the front pocket of my khakis. The first pair I tried printed a bit too much when sitting, so I went with a pair of Dockers instead. I was a bit concerned that the gun would print too much when seated, but I found this was not really an issue. I carried this way all day, all over town without any problems or discomfort. The only issue I had was remembering to put my keys in my left pocket since the gun was now in the right. I even forgot that I was carrying most of the time. I will have to try my XD-SC once I get fully used to the LCP. So I guess I am now part of the carrying public like so many of those here in THR. Cheers! :)

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sltintexas
August 29, 2009, 08:38 PM
lcp really is a good size for pocket carry. I forget it is there at times as well.

Eightball
August 29, 2009, 08:53 PM
I am now part of the carrying public like so many of those here in THR. Welcome to the fold. Enjoy your stay.

:D

hunter25
August 29, 2009, 08:55 PM
Congratulations on your permit. It is so easy to get one in our state yet so few take the time to do it.

The LCP makes a great pocket gun or as a Bug to your regular carry gun.

bigfatdave
August 29, 2009, 08:59 PM
Congratulations on being a card-carrying gun-toting nutjob!
You'll be amazed at how easily a good holster and belt will conceal that XD, nobody is looking, I wouldn't even worry much about "printing" while seated ... who is looking at your lap anyway?

ArchAngelCD
August 29, 2009, 09:12 PM
I'm glad everything is working out for you, welcome aboard.

The Lone Haranguer
August 29, 2009, 09:25 PM
The only issue I had was remembering to put my keys in my left pocket since the gun was now in the right.
This will take a bit of getting used to at first. When pocket carrying, you want nothing else in that pocket. Keys, pens, coins and other objects can jam a gun's mechanism or even pull its trigger. :uhoh:

Cougfan2
August 29, 2009, 09:33 PM
Don't worry too much about printing. I have a buddy who carries regularly that had to ask me if I was carrying my Bobtail commander when he was looking for it! 99% of folks will never notice it and if they do, probably won't say anything.

Welcome to the fold.

leadcounsel
August 30, 2009, 01:28 AM
Congrats!

Nick5182
August 30, 2009, 01:39 AM
Congratulations on exercising your 2nd amendment right! Just remember: Practice, practice, practice, and when you're done practicing, practice some more.


stay safe

-Nick

Oonzpoonz
August 30, 2009, 03:48 AM
congrats!
like lots of people will say and i agree, no one will notice and they're not really looking for it

Deus Machina
August 30, 2009, 03:50 AM
Congrats on the first day!

Get used to the LCP, then move up as possible. It's true--people don't notice, if you're doing it right. I even feel naked if I'm walking around without the weight of my old S&W pistol at my hip.

metallic
August 30, 2009, 08:55 PM
Welcome to the club! Like others have said, don't worry about printing. The only people that will probably notice are law enforcement and other permit holders. After a while, carrying becomes normal and you won't even think about the fact that you are carrying.

Quilbilly
August 31, 2009, 11:26 PM
Congratulations!!! Sounds like you had a good first day!

DFW1911
September 2, 2009, 01:39 PM
Nice work! The good news is your CO CHL is honored by many states. So the next time you're in Texas, conceal away.

Just make sure you know the laws of the state you're carrying in.

colorado_handgunner
September 2, 2009, 11:34 PM
Thanks guys. Glad to be with those of like mind. :)

scottaschultz
September 3, 2009, 08:29 AM
So I guess I am now part of the carrying public like so many of those here in THR. Cheers! :)
But someone told me I wasn't an official member of that group until I did the "Wal-Mart Shuffle"!

Scott

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