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wittmeba 08-15-2013 03:53 PM

First time carrying questions
 
When you first started carrying how did you feel? Were you a bit uncomfortable?

Have you ever dropped or exposed your weapon at a bad time while carrying?

Just curious.

HOSSFLY 08-15-2013 04:08 PM

LOT of threads/replys about both questions in this very section ---
Take some times to read & you'll get a lot of answers-----------------

marc29th 08-15-2013 05:49 PM

At first most people think everyone can tell they're carrying but they cannot. Also don't play around with your handgun and it won't fall out and only a small chance of it being exposed if you are reaching high up over your head.

rickster 08-15-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by wittmeba
When you first started carrying how did you feel? Were you a bit uncomfortable?

Have you ever dropped or exposed your weapon at a bad time while carrying?

Just curious.

It wasn't really my first time carrying, as a matter of fact, it happened about a year ago. I was carrying a little 380 in a cheap fabric clip on middle of the back holster while buying some stuff at Walmart before heading out to the beach. The clip broke and the gun with holster slipped down my shorts, hit my foot and I kicked it a across the isle just before the registers. Lol. Everyone looked as I ran and picked it up. Then everyone went about their business. Only in Miami.

kfox75 08-17-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rickster (Post 1336279)
It wasn't really my first time carrying, as a matter of fact, it happened about a year ago. I was carrying a little 380 in a cheap fabric clip on middle of the back holster while buying some stuff at Walmart before heading out to the beach. The clip broke and the gun with holster slipped down my shorts, hit my foot and I kicked it a across the isle just before the registers. Lol. Everyone looked as I ran and picked it up. Then everyone went about their business. Only in Miami.

LOL. If that had happened up here, you probably would have had to wait for LE to show up to calm everybody down. Then again, it would depend on the time of year. Around hunting season, you see a lot more people carrying.

It took me about a month to get used to carrying, and to get my rig settled where I like it. I wear shirts and jackets that are a little long for my body, as well as loose fitting, to insure that my 1911 stays covered.

Have had only one fall out\off. I was working at my mother's shop about 12 years ago. I discovered that my belt was twisted and went into the office to fix the problem, and forgot that I was wearing jeans one size larger than my waist due to using an IWB holster. I loosened and undid my belt, and oops! The weight of the pistol pulled my pants down to about my knees, and my pistol, holster and all, slid across the floor and under her desk. Mom was in the office doing paperwork, and had to retrieve my 1911 from under her desk. Her only response: "Next time, take it out and put it on the desk first please." while trying not to laugh.

We still were getting a chuckle out of this incident 2 years later when she got sick. I would go to pick her up at the hospital, and she would always ask If my gun was secure and my belt was tight. Sick as she was, we both still were getting a laugh out of it. It's been 10 years, and I still miss her.

trip286 08-17-2013 11:31 PM

When I first started carrying, I just knew everyone could see it. I was also carrying a Smith 65-3 though. I knew everyone could see it....because it was freaking huge and printed like a damn press.

Funnily enough, the only one who ever noticed and said anything was a cop while in a Wendy's. I momentarily exposed it while reaching for my wallet. He didn't even ask to see my carry permit. Instead, he asked me about the custom work I'd done to it, and eventually I did an action job and hammer bob on his model 36.

These days I open carry when not at work (I don't carry at work. Mayor made us sign an agreement. I did, and also told him I would fight to see him out of office). Even while open carrying my full size 1911, no one notices. I've actually had a lady say, "I just thought that was a cell phone!" I pointed out there was no damn way I'd be putting it to my head.

Just shows you how oblivious people people are.

wittmeba 08-18-2013 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by trip286
I've actually had a lady say, "I just thought that was a cell phone!" I pointed out there was no damn way I'd be putting it to my head.

Why of course its a cell phone - made by Glock!

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x...cell-phone.jpg

trip286 08-18-2013 12:07 AM

Honestly, as tough as those guns are, I'd buy a damn GLOCK cell phone in a heartbeat. As long as it has better ergonomics.

JW357 08-18-2013 01:22 AM

Haven't had any exposures but when I started carrying, when I lived in NC, I was sure I was printing 100% of the time and everyone could see it. No one ever said a word.

Cheever 08-18-2013 01:44 AM

I started carrying when I was 19 in SD (you could there during that time frame) and carried till I was 22, then quit for a few years and carried again at 26. I have never had anyone say they see anything. I am 5'4" and have carried a full size 1911 at times. People are oblivious. At one time I had a LEO pat me down and I literally had to take his hand and put it on the pistol for him to figure out where it was. Only dropped it twice in all that time (39 now). Once I had an inappropriate rig and dropped it on a public stairwell. I was so obsessed with ‘did I damage it’ that it took me a moment to notice people staring at me. I reholstered and walked away…quickly. Second , I was on a roller coaster with a rig with no retention strap on it. Came out of my waist and I caught it. Reholstered it quickly and the only one that noticed was my friend who was sitting next to me.


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