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From a choice of Carry to a Need to carry and what I will learn as I go through

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by steelfingers, Feb 16, 2019.

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  1. Snattlerake

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    Y'all are sharp! And yes, that is what she meant....
     
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    I open carry often, depending on how I'm dressed. In winter I usually have a coat to conceal it but when the coat comes off, its open. I often get comments of praise thanking me for carrying. Others don't even see it. Sometimes I get compliments on my 1911. Its 99% positive though.
     
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    To each his own. I look like an old man with a limp and a handicapped parking tag; which is true. But I am by no means the low hanging fruit that a bad guy wants to try to pluck. I would just as soon keep all my options to myself until such time as I have to reveal my hand. Poker face; poker carry.

    I see no need to give away any possible element or tools at my disposal. I even keep my hands in my pockets a lot, like when getting out of my car and starting to walk in or out of a store, just so a potential attacker doesn't see the "fist of death". Not to mention it may be holding a small pistol, which when properly employed, will stop his errant ways.

    I want to be the quiet, unobtrusive gray man. Not the guy screaming I got a gun!

    (PS: no flat top here; got too many scars and lumps on my noggin; wife said it would scare little kids if I cut my hair too short. Gonna have to start wearing a hat if I go full on @surjimmy.
     
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    THAT'S IT, I'M TELLING MOM! You know your not suppose to say anything about my hair, or lack of.
    Yep, I want to be a surprise, not a target.
     
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  5. steelfingers

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    I'm going to see all the options for owb. My IWB is pretty set by my preferred Sig P365 and CZ P07.
     
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    Golly, you’re an obstinate, old man steely. I really, really didn’t like you when you first started posting here. Grated on a few nerves, some intentionally, I’m sure.
    However, I wish you the best and really have grown fond of you and your tenacity. Hang tough and stay well!
     
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    Ha. Thanks GP. I appreciate that. Maybe we can get to shoot sometime.
    I have a tendency to not have a filter. I apologize for that and regret it.
     
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    Update on fitness:
    Went on a walk today and discovered there's no way I can carry and work out. Ha. Heck I can't even do it walking.
    Did get to set a water mark of 1,000 yds distance. Pace was .056 but that's ok. Plan on moving up to 1,200 yds in 2 weeks and increase 200 yds every two weeks until I reach 1,800 (touch over a mile). Then increase pace till I set another goal.
     
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    Don’t place limits on your endurance until you meet them. I knew a one lunged bear guide named butch who hauled 100 lb sacks of bait to his stands. Through a cold wet cedar swamp. He was a tough effer
     
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    Don't measure by yards...measure by feet. You will make three times the progress as using yards.
     
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