Something totally unexpected happened today...

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Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby CHLLady » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:35 pm

I wore my gun concealed in my new holster today. Yeah, not that exciting, but my experience while wearing it on my person instead of carrying it in my purse was definitely new. I felt so much more confident! And I found I was not as paranoid about my purse. It was a relief not to be burdened about ensuring my hand is on my purse at all times, and that if I'm separated from my purse all is not lost.

Hubby and I had a quick lunch together. There were some construction workers that kept staring, while it irritated me, I wasn't as intimidated as I otherwise would have been. I have a secret! :smilelol5:

I'm very surprised by my first carry in holster experience, I never expected it to make such a difference. It was pretty cool.
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Postby MoJo » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:43 pm

Will you mind telling what holster/carry method you are using?
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Postby CHLLady » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:49 pm

Sure! If you go to the Ladies forum, I posted a review for my Pistol Wear holster. ;-)
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Postby Sangiovese » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:13 pm

CHLLady wrote:...not that exciting...


Actually, it is! Moving to on-body carry is a big step. It's great that you found a setup that works for you.
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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby CHLLady » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:42 pm

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CHLLady wrote:...not that exciting...


Actually, it is! Moving to on-body carry is a big step. It's great that you found a setup that works for you.


Thank you! Wore it to lunch with my girlfriends today and they never knew. It's getting fun actually, having this secret and not revealing it. It gives a quiet confidence. ;-)
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Postby n5wd » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:08 am

CHLLady wrote:... Wore it to lunch with my girlfriends today and they never knew. It's getting fun actually, having this secret and not revealing it. It gives a quiet confidence. ;-)


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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby Oldgringo » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:16 pm

[quote="CHLLady"]

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Hubby and I had a quick lunch together. There were some construction workers that kept staring, while it irritated me, I wasn't as intimidated as I otherwise would have been. I have a secret! :smilelol5:
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Construction workers staring, eh? :eek6


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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby CHLLady » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:42 pm

Oldgringo wrote:
CHLLady wrote:
{snip}

Hubby and I had a quick lunch together. There were some construction workers that kept staring, while it irritated me, I wasn't as intimidated as I otherwise would have been. I have a secret! :smilelol5:

Construction workers staring, eh? :eek6


Yeah, nothing new there. These two in particular irritated me because they purposely sat side by side against the wall to watch everyone and across from us. Ugh. But it's not me, that I go :mad5 :mad5 :mad5 flaming mad over, it's my teenaged daughter. Don't mess with this mama!! I always tell myself I would NEVER open carry, but that is one instance I would consider showing a bit of gun over. Heck, might even borrow the hubby's .45 for that. "rlol" Oh I'd love to see their staring eyes bug out on that! :shock:
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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby MotherBear » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:20 pm

I've never carried off-body (I don't carry a purse these days; one more thing to forget), but it sure does feel good to carry on-body. Congrats! :mrgreen:


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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby CHLLady » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:17 pm

Thank you all. ;-) I just didn't expect it to feel any different. Now if I could just get over my worry of the stupid anti theft scanners at the entrances of businesses. They never bothered me before, guess they remind me too much of metal detectors at airports. :smilelol5:
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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby BillH » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:09 pm

When my wife took her CHL the instructor told the ladies never to use a purse only carry on her person. He said the first thing thieves go for are purses.

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Postby jmra » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:19 pm

BillH wrote:When my wife took her CHL the instructor told the ladies never to use a purse only carry on her person. He said the first thing thieves go for are purses.

My wife absolutely refuses to carry in a purse. The only way she will carry is on body.
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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby Excaliber » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:50 pm

CHLLady wrote:Thank you all. ;-) I just didn't expect it to feel any different. Now if I could just get over my worry of the stupid anti theft scanners at the entrances of businesses. They never bothered me before, guess they remind me too much of metal detectors at airports. :smilelol5:


Those scanners are short range radio transmitters that are looking for specially designed anti theft tags attached to merchandise. They're not magnetometers or gun detectors.

Carry on and don't give them another thought.
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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby Longhorn-breeder » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:26 pm

jmra wrote:
BillH wrote:When my wife took her CHL the instructor told the ladies never to use a purse only carry on her person. He said the first thing thieves go for are purses.

My wife absolutely refuses to carry in a purse. The only way she will carry is on body.


I feel the same way! I believe in continuous positive control! :cool:
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Re: Something totally unexpected happened today...

Postby CHLLady » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:39 pm

Longhorn-breeder wrote:
jmra wrote:
BillH wrote:When my wife took her CHL the instructor told the ladies never to use a purse only carry on her person. He said the first thing thieves go for are purses.

My wife absolutely refuses to carry in a purse. The only way she will carry is on body.


I feel the same way! I believe in continuous positive control! :cool:



Yes, my instructor also told me the same thing. But he also gave us tips on how to carry in our purses and situational awareness. I guess you can say this has been a journey to more confidence in carrying for me. My husband was glad I had it with me at all. Now he's even happier I have it on my person.

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