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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby LucasMcCain » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:35 pm

S&W M&P Shield 9mm on the right hip. Spare mag on the left. I've always got a knife on me somewhere as well; usually a Kershaw, Benchmade, or a cheap switchblade.

I almost always show my LTC when asked for ID. I make it a point to be friendly and polite when out and about. I view it as a chance to make a positive impression for gun owners without being confrontational. Make the person think 'Wow, that guy was really nice and friendly, and he probably had a gun on him the whole time." About the only exception that comes to mind is if I'm at a bar, because I don't want them to get the wrong idea and think I'm carrying there.
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby Jinx0902 » Mon May 23, 2016 8:22 pm

I got my plastic today (one month after my CHL class). I am so surprised and happy to have it.

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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby joe817 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:09 am

Jinx0902 wrote:I got my plastic today (one month after my CHL class). I am so surprised and happy to have it.


Wow! Holy light speed Batman! :shock: Congratulations! Texas just became a little safer. And welcome to the forum! Glad to have you with us! :tiphat:
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby FyreDawg » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:48 pm

I got my plastic Thursday and haven't been able to carry and do the "Wally Walk" or Sears Strole" yet. Reason being I can't carry where I work. They really frown on it. See I work in a chemical plant on the east side of Houston. Firearms are a no no in the plants. But I have been enjoying being able to CC my blue gun in my Kangaroo Carry holster. No one has been able to tell that I have it. It's a weighted version of my FNH FNX45. I actually went to a gun show the other day with my rig and the Kagaroo Carry owner couldn't even tell that I had it on. Made me feel good about its concealment.
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby Take Down Sicko » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:12 pm

I carry a full size stove and some utinsels outside the waist band, just in case i get hungry going some place. :biggrinjester:

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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby Take Down Sicko » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:15 pm

Just kidding everyone. My real carry is a S&W M&P Shield 9mm for which i have three different holsters. An Alien Gear IWB, Desantis Inside Heat and a Tagua quick draw belt slide holster. :tiphat:

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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby aaangel » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:23 pm

[quote="JayStation3"]So I went to kroger.

nope gotta go to walmart :rules: :lol:

here's a good start, of what people are carrying.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4427&start=2070

if im not too busy this weekend, i'll take a pic of my "updated" pocket dump.
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby PatrickMas20 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:13 pm

When i'm not at work, I carry my M&P Sheild 9mm with an Apex Trigger kit in a Warthog QuickTuk IWB Holster. I usually grab what ever license is on top and no one seems to even notice, then again I have gotten a couple odd looks when showing my LTC.

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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby PackinPig » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:00 am

Just got my LTC today. I don't remember learning about needing to present my LTC unless being detained by a peace officer. Why would you present it for beer or cigarettes? What is the advantage? Now buying a gun I get that, it makes the process way quicker. But why for beer or cigarettes?
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby LucasMcCain » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:29 pm

PackinPig wrote:Just got my LTC today. I don't remember learning about needing to present my LTC unless being detained by a peace officer. Why would you present it for beer or cigarettes? What is the advantage? Now buying a gun I get that, it makes the process way quicker. But why for beer or cigarettes?


I present my LTC any time I'm asked for ID. I make it a point to be extra friendly and polite to people when I'm out and about. Letting them know that the nice guy they just met is also carrying a gun is just one small way I try to affect the public's perception of those who take responsibility for their own safety by carrying a firearm.
I carry a gun so that I can go home to my family, and if need be, help you go home to yours.

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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby PackinPig » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:22 pm

Aaah I see. Thanks for the explanation.
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby aaangel » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:54 am

aaangel wrote:
JayStation3 wrote:if im not too busy this weekend, i'll take a pic of my "updated" pocket dump.


well after joe817's comment, i had to shed some weight off my edc. thanks joe i feel much lighter now :tiphat:


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here's what in the rotation lately.
minus the phone (used it to take the pic)
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby joe817 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:23 am

aaangel wrote:
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here's what in the rotation lately.
minus the phone (used it to take the pic)


Wow! That's a lot of stuff! How do you get that key chain with all that stuff on it in your pocket? :shock:

And I thought I was bad about carrying around 2 pocket knives! :lol:
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby aaangel » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:08 am

Keys stays out and clips on the belt loop. Plus i only wear cargo shorts /pants
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Re: Got my plastic today

Postby joe817 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:09 pm

aaangel wrote:Keys stays out and clips on the belt loop. Plus i only wear cargo shorts /pants


Well, that makes sense. I wear cargo shorts all summer long. And you can pack a lot of stuff in them. :cheers2:
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