Interesting going out in public as a LTC

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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby Crash » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:26 pm

The only person who has ever said anything about me carrying (whenever possible for more than 30 years) was my wife. I was wearing jeans with my shirt tucked in and she pointed at my right front pocket and said, "You're carrying, aren't you?" I pulled my wallet out of the pocket and said, "Yep."

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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby Scott in Houston » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:07 pm

You'll be shocked to realize just how clueless Joe Public is.

Like you and most all new to carrying, you feel like the 'bulge' is showing to the whole world and you're only minutes from being "ousted".

After 10+ years of carrying, I've come to learn that I could literally wear a shirt with an arrow pointing to the area of which I may "print" and nobody would ever notice. They're too busy in their own lives, usually buried in their phones, to notice anything significant, much less... insignificant like "printing".


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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby Tex1961 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:31 pm

Scott in Houston wrote:You'll be shocked to realize just how clueless Joe Public is.

Like you and most all new to carrying, you feel like the 'bulge' is showing to the whole world and you're only minutes from being "ousted".

After 10+ years of carrying, I've come to learn that I could literally wear a shirt with an arrow pointing to the area of which I may "print" and nobody would ever notice. They're too busy in their own lives, usually buried in their phones, to notice anything significant, much less... insignificant like "printing".


Ok.. I have a whopping 8 days carrying and are you guys ever correct. Nobody has even noticed, and if they did never said a word. I just picked up a Ruger LC9 this morning from Grab A Gun www.grabagun.com for $285.00. Cleaned it took it to the range and was super impressed. It is replacing my Bersa Thunder 380 as my new CC... Smaller and of course 9mm VS 380. I have my Bersa sold, so pretty much no extra money out except for a new holster but that's ok...

I am getting more comfortable with it in my wasteband, I can still feel it especially driving, but even in my short tenure I've already noticed that I am getting more used to it.. By next week I'll probably only notice when I DON'T have it with me....
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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby E10 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Ed4032 wrote:One day you will forget your wallet but you remembered to bring your gun. Done that a couple of times.

Yep, that's me.

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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:58 pm

Tex1961 wrote:
Scott in Houston wrote:You'll be shocked to realize just how clueless Joe Public is.

Like you and most all new to carrying, you feel like the 'bulge' is showing to the whole world and you're only minutes from being "ousted".

After 10+ years of carrying, I've come to learn that I could literally wear a shirt with an arrow pointing to the area of which I may "print" and nobody would ever notice. They're too busy in their own lives, usually buried in their phones, to notice anything significant, much less... insignificant like "printing".


Ok.. I have a whopping 8 days carrying and are you guys ever correct. Nobody has even noticed, and if they did never said a word. I just picked up a Ruger LC9 this morning from Grab A Gun http://www.grabagun.com for $285.00. Cleaned it took it to the range and was super impressed. It is replacing my Bersa Thunder 380 as my new CC... Smaller and of course 9mm VS 380. I have my Bersa sold, so pretty much no extra money out except for a new holster but that's ok...

I am getting more comfortable with it in my wasteband, I can still feel it especially driving, but even in my short tenure I've already noticed that I am getting more used to it.. By next week I'll probably only notice when I DON'T have it with me....

You'll feel buck naked without it. It's as bad as forgetting a watch.
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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby Pawpaw » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:42 pm

Scott in Houston wrote:You'll be shocked to realize just how clueless Joe Public is.

Like you and most all new to carrying, you feel like the 'bulge' is showing to the whole world and you're only minutes from being "ousted".

After 10+ years of carrying, I've come to learn that I could literally wear a shirt with an arrow pointing to the area of which I may "print" and nobody would ever notice. They're too busy in their own lives, usually buried in their phones, to notice anything significant, much less... insignificant like "printing".

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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby ninjabread » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:57 pm

TexasJohnBoy wrote:You'll feel buck naked without it. It's as bad as forgetting a watch.

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Re: Interesting going out in public as a LTC

Postby TexasJohnBoy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 pm

ninjabread wrote:
TexasJohnBoy wrote:You'll feel buck naked without it. It's as bad as forgetting a watch.

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