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Old August 26, 2011, 03:28 PM   #76
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I feel as I always feel.

Normal.

Guess thats kinda subjective though.
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Old August 26, 2011, 03:34 PM   #77
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Hello MikeNice81,,,

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Even without the gun you couldn't go up and slap the kid. It would still be assault since he had not done anything to physically endanger another person. You would still be looking at an arrest record and possibly a criminal record.
But I might have been able to goad him into assaulting me,,,
That would have been a stress-reducing event of the first magnitude.

In Oklahoma what he was doing is verbal assault,,,
But the punks know if a cop doesn't witness it personally,,,
Nothing the little old lady or I said would have warranted an arrest.

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Old August 26, 2011, 03:45 PM   #78
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But I might have been able to goad him into assaulting me,,,
That would have been a stress-reducing event of the first magnitude
Should be against the law NOT to bust a foot off in his rear end..

Carefull on hitting him tho, I hit the heavy bag wit hmy kid and after 5 or 6 hard shots my wrist and forearm was sore. Gotta get back in shape before I whop it real hard like that. Getting old isnt for sissies
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Old August 26, 2011, 03:51 PM   #79
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It's like biting into a York Peppermint Patty. I'm standing on top of a tall mountain, the crisp wind blowing through my hair, wearing frilly silk panties, and holding a stick of dynamite.

So, um...pretty much normal.


@Tom Servo, whatever floats your boat,sir.
As for me, I feel better with my Glock on me than I do without.
I really do need to upgrade to 10mm or .45,though.
So, either a Glock 29 or a Glock 30 needs to find itself in my hands very soon!
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Old August 26, 2011, 08:17 PM   #80
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How do you feel when you CC?

I honestly don't even think about it any more. My EDC just seems to be another thing to remember to bring along, like my cellphone.
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Old August 28, 2011, 01:00 PM   #81
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I can't remember, I have been carring for 40 to 50 years. Way back when there was no such thing as "conceal carry". You just had a gun or not. Also there was no permits that I knew of. Don
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Old August 28, 2011, 02:09 PM   #82
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Have had a CCP fopr 38 years. Forget i have it on most of the time. All in all I am more humble and less confrontational...but that is just me.
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Old August 28, 2011, 02:27 PM   #83
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Carry for a few years and then go somewhere that you can't for a week or 2. Now that is weird. It makes Condition Yellow seem a lot more real and important, IMO.
Yes it does! I had to take a trip to California, where guns are evil but the criminals who use them illegally are just "misguided". BARF. Most stressful week I think I've ever had. I was elated to touch back down somewhere that the Constitution is actually recognized and I could carry again. I had my head on a swivel the entire time I was gone. That will make you mentally tired. I won't be going back if I can help it, either. No disrespect to any Californians. It was beautiful country, but "corruptisima republica plurimae leges".

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Old August 28, 2011, 04:19 PM   #84
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Been carrying since before Tx had a law about it.

So, mostly, just normal.

However, I feel that carrying, once you get used to it, does change your psychological outlook.

Recently My wife, son, and his GF were threatened on the street in the downtown area of a million-plus city while walking from our parked car to a restaurant.

The perp took a run (literally) at my son, yelling at him, but stopped short.

He looked to his left, where I was standing about 30 feet from the action, and saw that I was on the phone (took less than two seconds to dial, and 911 answered right away).

I yelled at him to stop and that the police were on the way.

He continued to talk threatingly but ceased physically agressive action.

We then walked away, leaving him ranting in the street. When we came out of the restaurant, he was gone but his belongings were strewn about the sidewalk.

I think that carrying gave me the confidence (knowledge that I very likely had the power to control whatever happened) to be calm and take the time to use less intrusive methods than drawing the weapon.

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Old August 28, 2011, 06:22 PM   #85
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Tom Servo, whatever floats your boat,sir.
Usually, that's beef gravy with marshmallows in it.

I carry all day at work, and the gun doesn't come off until I'm home. I really only notice it when I'm putting it on in the morning, or when I'm taking it off in the evening. Otherwise, it's just something that's just there, and has always been.
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Old September 2, 2011, 08:46 PM   #86
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Got a lot of positive feedback. Feel better already.
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Old September 2, 2011, 09:10 PM   #87
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I just got my concealed weapon permit and started carrying my glock 26. I feel kind of nervous carrying it, like someones going to spot it and flip out. I went into a walmart and the store alarm system beeped by coincidence when I walked in, I almost threw my arms up! I know how you feel!
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Old September 2, 2011, 09:20 PM   #88
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At this point it feels more normal to carry than not. Like others have said I am a lot less confrontational than others my age because I carry.
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Old September 6, 2011, 07:50 AM   #89
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I became a cop in 1968 (yes, I'm THAT old). In all the years since I have never been approached by anyone, LEO or otherwise and questioned as to why or if I was wearing a gun. My experience has been that most people don't notice and/or care.
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Old September 6, 2011, 10:25 AM   #90
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I don't feel anything, too busy praying I won't have to use it.
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Old September 12, 2011, 09:20 PM   #91
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There have been several incidents where cc would have save lives. If you were in a situation where someone was shooting how would you respond? Do you wait until the person comes near you... shoot as soon as you can.... try to escape?
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Old September 12, 2011, 09:28 PM   #92
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I feel weird when I don't carry... I carry any place the law will allow.

make sure you are a calm person. In my opinion a person with an anger issue should not carry.
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Old September 12, 2011, 09:38 PM   #93
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If you were in a situation where someone was shooting how would you respond? Do you wait until the person comes near you... shoot as soon as you can.... try to escape?
That's a question of huge scope, and the answer would depend on a great many variables. The decision would have to be made on the spot, based on the situation at hand.
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Old September 12, 2011, 09:58 PM   #94
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I only feel weird if I don't carry, like on a plane. When I land there's a weapon waiting for me outside the terminal.
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Old September 13, 2011, 02:55 PM   #95
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I been thinking on this a lot, seems to me I feel sad when I have to carry a weapon. Sad because our society has fallen to this level. Sad because I cant trust each and every person I meet. Sad because someone out there may have evil intentions against me and mine.

Yep, makes me sad to see the level our society has fallen too.
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Old September 16, 2011, 06:39 PM   #96
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A more telling question might be how do you feel when not carrying.

After carrying every day for four years I can say I feel very vulnerable. Of course the only time I'm not carrying is when I am forced to visit a prohibited location such as a court house. I can tell you I don't like it. I feel much better with a loaded, chambered weapon on my hip.
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Old September 17, 2011, 08:10 AM   #97
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I've CC'd for many years. I guess I was a tiny bit self-conscious about it in the beginning, but that soon faded.

Now it is just part of who I am; carrying my Kahr CW9 is not much different than having keys or my cell phone on me.

I do have a job that doesn't allow weapons on site, and it feels a bit strange locking it up in the car and leaving it behind. It's pretty much on my person or within an arm's reach the rest of the time though.
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Old September 20, 2011, 09:28 PM   #98
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I also feel weird not carrying.

I've been hired as a substitute teacher here in PA. I'm starting in about a week, so it's going to feel really strange not having my gun on me throughout the day. I won't even be able to keep it stored in my car.
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Old September 20, 2011, 09:41 PM   #99
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Same story as a lot of people. When I first started, I felt like everyone somehow knew and didn't like it. Walk into a restaurant and you imagine all eyes on you, and every one thinking "Oh my! He's got a gun!" Go to a store and imagine everyone else that passes you by is thinking that same thing too. After a little while I realized I'm not so important to everyone I ever come across as to have them look at me long enough and hard enough to determine that I am carrying a pistol. Most people are too wrapped up in their own business to notice or care.
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Old September 20, 2011, 09:54 PM   #100
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A more telling question might be how do you feel when not carrying.
Certainly different, but not helpless. The gun is only one part of the equation for self-defense. I'd rather not be without it, but I'm not panicky in situations in which I can't carry.

It's a bit like leaving the house without wearing my Chuck Norris Underoos.
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