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Old 01-24-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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So I just recently (Wednesday) got my CCDW! I've been working all week, so I haven't been able to exercise my new freedom. However, I spent all day today carrying for the first time. Managed a trip out for breakfast, a visit to the grocery store, and even a hair cut.

So is it normal to feel extra paranoid about everybody noticing you? Was a little odd, but was kind of nice having my Kimber with me the whole time. Any newbie advise for carrying would be appreciated!

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:43 AM   #2
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That's normal. I haven't been carrying long (3months) and I still feel that way sometimes.

Just make sure you conceal good and try not to adjust it too much.

Always carry.

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It'll pass. You'll know it when you feel naked without it.

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You'll get over it. After a while it will seem strange to not have it on you or with you. I decided early on that if I could get it past my wife, no one else would notice so I tried wearing it a few places without telling her. She didn't know until we got home and I took it off.
Take some time, play with location and maybe a couple of holsters. Make sure it's comfortable or you won't likely being carrying long.

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You will become comfortable with CCW before too long. I didn't experience that feeling when I got my license, but then again... I always carried some sort of SD weapon.

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It'll pass. You'll know it when you feel naked without it.
+1 gork, like pulling out of your driveway with your seat belt unfastened. It will feel strange with out it.

If you have a good carry rig, (belt & holster) you should start to find it as common as wearing socks. Oh, that's not a good analogy for down here!

Just keep your hands off the package. It doesn't need adjustment.
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Just keep your hands off the package. It doesn't need adjustment.
+1000 on that cane. You want to give away the fact that you're carrying just start messing with it. It's like farting in church, just don't do it.
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Yes, I agree "hands off".
Other good advice has been a very comfortable holster.
I've been carrying for years...you want somthing that you can't even feel it's there, but you know it's there.

If I could only figure out how to stuff my shotgun down my pants & carry it concealed.

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Yes, I agree "hands off".
Other good advice has been a very comfortable holster.
I've been carrying for years...you want somthing that you can't even feel it's there, but you know it's there.

If I could only figure out how to stuff my shotgun down my pants & carry it concealed.
+1 VERY COMFY. You spent at least $800 for your Kimber. Don't be afraid to invest $150 on a very nice holster. It will last you a lifetime.
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It's like farting in church, just don't do it.
Since when??? There's nothin' like dropping an SBD as you stroll the isle.
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