I think it's been about a month now that I've had my CCW. It's hasn't been too different being in public with a gun, the holster I have is very comfortable and so far I don't think anyone has noticed it.
I came across my first real thing to talk about in regards to conceal carrying and it's mishaps/what not's.
So Saturday I was out shopping with a friend of mine, we have been friends for over ten years. We decided to go out thrifting and it is always crowded on Saturdays because that's when all the 50% sales are and we get to the dressing rooms and it's quite a line. She asks me if I want to just share a dressing room. (Insert for a second, girls are just a bit more open about these things than men, it's nothing sexual).
My first thought was, I'm wearing a gun and she doesn't know it. So we get in the dressing room and before we start changing I stop her and tell her that I need to let her know that I am carrying a gun and if she's uncomfortable with that, I'll step out right now. She took it in stride, just asked if there was a chance of it going off and I said no and we carried on. I realized as we are going through the plethora of outfits that I probably could have gotten away with not saying anything because I had a slip on under the dress I was wearing and she wouldn't have even noticed it anyways.
I just thought it was a funny thing and I wondered what obstacles other people had when they concealed carried.
Later I will write out a post about yesterday's range time and taking my first time shooter out.