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November Holster Contest!
« on: November 07, 2016, 02:40:19 PM »
We're going to be doing a give away, basically a $50 discount on a holster of your choice. The drawing will take place on the first of the month, and the specific rules  for the drawing will be laid out in an introductory post. We are still working out all the details and whatnot on this whole setup so things may change going forward.

But for this first one here is the rules. You need to post to get a number assigned once that number is assigned you will not get another number if you post again. So your not increasing your odds by posting more than once though your welcome to continue the conversation with more posts. Those numbers I'll assign in order, IE the first person to post will get #1 and second will get #2 and so on. Once the thread is locked say a day before the end of the month I'll go to a random number generator online and have it pick a number from the posts then I'll put a final post in the thread with the persons forum name announcing they won.

Then once the drawing is complete I'll send you a private message on WTA to get your full name as it will be listed on your order. When you place the order copy a link to the WTA thread so I can make sure that I've got the right person etc. And then I'll take care of applying the discount to the order for you. You'll still be responsible for the balance on the order once I get ready to build it out like I normally do less the $50 discount.

For now I'm not going to put a limit on the time frame you have to use the discount within, but I'd prefer guys use them fairly quickly just so I don't have to keep too many active at once and make things more confusing on my end.

Do keep in mind this doesn't effect where your order falls in my lead time. So once the contest is over, and the person who won places an order it falls into my normal timetable. Also that discount doesn't apply to orders already paid or complete. However if you've got an order still waiting that hasn't been paid for, then I'd be more than willing to apply the discount to that order for you.



Now onto this month's contest and how to enter.

Alrighty guys got thinking about this months contest and what would make for a good question and I got thinking about family. Because some of us are carrying because we have loved ones we'd like to protect along with ourselves and it got me thinking about who in your family carry's and why. I'll explain a little more in my example.



I'm not eligible but I'll type mine up as an example below:

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So I carry pretty much all the time, Sarah on the other hand doesn't. She seldom carries but does once in a while. Of course my kids are too small to carry yet;) But outside of my immediate family my Dad carries pretty much all the time and mom doesn't very often.

So this got me thinking since this is a trend in my family and I suspect a trend in your family as well. So I'm curious to hear if your wife/girlfriend/etc carry and if not why not. Did your parents carry etc? Mostly I'm curious why you think some of us carry and feel the need to. And as a side to that what we can do to get more people we care about to carry.
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    Re: November Holster Contest!
    « Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 05:03:41 PM »
    of course, I carry every day on and off duty.
    My son carries daily unless work requirements prohibit, when not at work he carries, unless he's going to a bar or tailgating and then it's in his truck. He's even more right leaning then I am and worries about things.  also he is a lot closer to Wichita and is out in farm fields or on the road all the time. Agronomist for a Co-Op. personal and family safety.
    My daughter does not carry, but keeps her 9mm in her apartment.  she is more worried about home invasion stuff and since she wears scrubs daily and work prohibits, she does not carry daily. personal safety at home.  she does not carry outside, since she lives around and associates with very liberal friends and does not want to be ostracized by her "friends".
    My wife has a nice gun toten mamma's purse and carries her 9mm regularly unless she is just running around our small town here. personal safety and Momma is my backup.  she knows to cover my six as well.

    It's gotten so strange, even in Kansas, that anytime we go out of town, usually both of us carry.


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    Re: November Holster Contest!
    « Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 05:09:58 PM »
    I carry pretty much all the time.  Only times I am not armed are obvious times.  Sleep, when the gun is in the safe next to the bed.  Commercial flights and out of the country.

    The S.O. doesn't really every carry.  She has a permit.  When I first started carrying our state's castle doctrine did not extend to your car, so if I had to leave the gun in the car to enter a prohibited place, she would have been in violation of the law.  So, we both permitted up.  But I don't think she has ever carried.

    None of my children are old enough.  But my oldest will be 21 in 9 months, and she has made it clear that she will carry a gun.  She is really working out my recent BHP clone too, and digs it.  I need to get a Glock 19 in her hands, and have her shoot NukMed's Strike One.  But unless one blows her socks off, she will steal my hi-power clone.
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    « Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 05:56:56 PM »
    I carry daily.  My Wife (and her family) wasn't all that hip on firearms when we met but she warmed up to having them in the house.  We did a lot of traveling on the motorcycle back then and unwittingly ended up in some pretty shady areas, so when MN became a Shall Issue state she had no problem with me getting a permit, she just wasn't all that into it herself.  Four years ago we made a little midget, a year later that mall in Kenya got shot up and she saw video of mothers trying to shield their children behind a stack of paper towels and whatnot and her outlook changed a bit.  She got her permit and i bought her a SIG P938 and a CZ P01 (well, i really bought the CZ for me but she liked it so as far as she knows i got it for her, i still get to shoot it so that's win-win in my book).  She still doesn't carry much though.  I think it is more of a physical comfort issue around how/where to carry it on her person rather than an emotional comfort issue.  I am gently pushing her on other options but baby steps, i am just happy she got the permit.  For now i try to carry a backup when we're out together.

    The little midget is only 4yrs old, so he carries the random nerf gun pretty much daily, unless he gets his hands on one of my blue guns.  When he claimed the blue gun of a full size colt gov't as his it brought a tear to my eye.

    Her brother has a permit but i don't think he carries that often.

    I started teaching carry permit classes this fall for company a friend of mine started several years ago.  I was a little surprised when my Mother-in-law (who's never touched a gun before) asked if i would teach a class for her and a few of her friends, one of which woke up a 3am to find someone standing in her fenced in back yard peering in her window.

    My Mom also wants to get a permit, but that the woman terrifies me behind the wheel of a car, I am going to have my work cut out for me there.
    Both my brother and Father have permits but neither carry daily.

    I taught a class the weekend before last in a little town about 1.5hrs northwest of me that had 53 students in it, big class, most of them indicated they planned on carrying daily.  Of course it's only minutes from St. Cloud where that terrorist prick ran through the mall stabbing people (national news, ISIS took credit for it), many of them were actually at that mall at some point during that day before it happened.  A couple knew some of the people that had been attacked. 

    Taught a class of 17 last weekend in a small town in WI, only 2-3 said they planned on carrying daily.  The others pretty much just wanted the option if they felt they needed it.  You can explain that they don't get to choose when they might need to defend themselves, that decision is left up to the bad guy.  You can give them the stats and hope it sinks in but many have that "Those things happen to other people" mentality until something hits them closer to home. 

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    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    « Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 06:13:35 PM »
      I carry 24/7....well...not quite, I put a gun on when I get up, I take it off when I go to sleep.  I keep several guns in my headboard and under my bed (no youngsters to worry about).

       As for my family...

      My dad has a CWP but very rarely carries, believes having it in a pickup is good enough while my other uncles all share the same belief but don't have CWP's.

      My mom's side of the family hates the fact that I carry a gun. All die-hard conservatives and own LARGE gun collections, carrying for personal protection is a blasphemous offense.

        Basically only the younger and middle generation here in MT carries, along with the "radical" older generation.  Most like my dad and mom,etc. all think it's ridiculous to think you have to carry a gun when you can simply defend yourself with fist-fighting.....   Or outright making stuff more dangerous by carrying.    It's changing VERY quickly in the last 10 years however and I think that will be a TINY minority opinion very shortly.     

       My girlfriend soon-to-be-fiancée doesn't carry but likes guns and she is interested in possibly doing it, though she has a tendency to say "Oh but you carry all the time and I'll be with you".....Hoping that changes before something happens  ;)

      That said...I probably swing a bit more radical by having vehicle guns and reloads and Backup guns in addition to my main carry,etc.   I figure it's better to be prepared to fight off an entire mafia hit squad or Chinese infantry division rather than be taken down by a rabid mouse.

     
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    « Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 07:32:26 PM »
      I carry 24/7....well...not quite, I put a gun on when I get up, I take it off when I go to sleep.  I keep several guns in my headboard and under my bed (no youngsters to worry about).

       As for my family...

      My dad has a CWP but very rarely carries, believes having it in a pickup is good enough while my other uncles all share the same belief but don't have CWP's.

      My mom's side of the family hates the fact that I carry a gun. All die-hard conservatives and own LARGE gun collections, carrying for personal protection is a blasphemous offense.

        Basically only the younger and middle generation here in MT carries, along with the "radical" older generation.  Most like my dad and mom,etc. all think it's ridiculous to think you have to carry a gun when you can simply defend yourself with fist-fighting.....   Or outright making stuff more dangerous by carrying.    It's changing VERY quickly in the last 10 years however and I think that will be a TINY minority opinion very shortly.     

       My girlfriend soon-to-be-fiancée doesn't carry but likes guns and she is interested in possibly doing it, though she has a tendency to say "Oh but you carry all the time and I'll be with you".....Hoping that changes before something happens  ;)

      That said...I probably swing a bit more radical by having vehicle guns and reloads and Backup guns in addition to my main carry,etc.   I figure it's better to be prepared to fight off an entire mafia hit squad or Chinese infantry division rather than be taken down by a rabid mouse.

     

    I like the way you think Grant  :thumbup1.

    I carry as often as I can, but most of my days outside the home are on campus and while I have the gun, I am still awaiting the arrival of my pocket holster. I also can't carry in the hospital either (and neither can my Father, which is one of the few places that he doesn't carry).

    My Father is the one who carries everyday and every time he leaves the home. He typically carries a Kahr P45 or a CZ P-09 duty with a pocket .380 as a BUG. However some days he just carries the .380.

    My step siblings do not have the will to carry or are too young to do so. My step mom also does not carry, althoguh she has gotten a .22 pistol, so we are trying to work on her.

    I have taken a pretty strict philosophy on carrying and I try to every time I can. As someone who has seen the human body in many different states and who also has an interest in studying criminology, I am fully aware of what poor physical shape people can be placed in. I would also say that life can be extinguished very quickly and that while some people have no limit to their compassion and kindness, that there are some who have no limit to their malice and lust for power or destruction over others.

    It is because of this latter minority that I carry. I have no qualms with carrying a full sized firearm, a reload for that firearm, and then a back up gun. It's not the odds of it happening, rather it's what is at risk for me (my one and only life). And later when I find my other half and have children, then what I have to lose is only multiplied.

    In the same way that me not getting enough range time brings me guilt, it also brings me guilt that I cannot make those I love carry. I think I would have to pester my gf/fiance/wife to carry until she does (with the appropriate training of course). It is just a question of proactive and reactive thinking and that is not something you can force onto anyone. I've heard that back in the 70's-80's when bullet proof vests were becoming widespread that some officers took to wearing them right away, while others did not because they "hadn't been shot at before". The former is proactive, the latter is reactive. With the reactive thinking group, not all who got shot in the line of duty lived to correct their mistakes and I hope to learn from their example.

    In fact, I never really got my mindset straight until after I witnessed an assault in my hometown. Yes, I carried a gun then, but now I take things a lot more seriously. Based off of that, I might be closer to the reactive group then I would like to be, who knows?  :shrug

    In summation, I abhor violence. I will talk my way out of anything I can, avoid a potentially bad situation, have my stuff get stolen right in front of me- whatever. Where I draw the line is that if those I love are in grave/immediate danger of loss of life or limb. Those we love cannot be replaced.

    I've had conversations like this before with friends and family before and I wish I could make it sink in, but alas, very few that I am close to who are very pro-gun carry religiously.
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    « Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 08:53:12 PM »
    I carry whenever I'm allowed to by work policy, etc. (The police academy doesn't allow weapons inside the building.  After graduation, I'll be carrying pretty much whenever I'm awake.)  I'll actually be in the market for an off-duty holster for my duty pistol, since I'm an M&P guy and the UPD issues Glocks (in .40, a caliber I don't own, just to increase the annoyance factor.)

    My wife doesn't carry at the moment, because her CHL expired.  Once her renewal gets here, she'll be carrying more often, but I'm sure not constantly. Her gym outfits, for example, aren't exactly conducive to carry.  She has 2 carry guns, a Commander-size 1911 and a Ruger LCR, and is looking at holster options.

    My parents don't carry, because they live in the PRK.  My in-laws do, especially my FiL, who's probably an even more extreme gun nut than I am.
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    « Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 12:57:59 AM »
    I carry whenever and wherever I can, which is a lot of places here.  My wife comes from a pretty anti-gun family, so she doesn't carry and is a bit in denial, at least I think so. I suppose I should be grateful she's come around to my view of firearm ownership and that I should carry.  My adult son likes guns, but doesn't carry, because he is a really big guy and carries a knife, so he thinks he is ok.  I think I need to sit down and have a conversation with him about this.  My two brothers, one older and one younger, both carry.  My parents are in their 80s, and a Dad is no longer competent to drive, let alone possess a firearm.  Mom does keep a long gun in the house for HD, but secured so Dad can't access it.
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    « Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 10:29:47 AM »
    I mainly carry when home, don't have a good way to secure a firearm in the vehicle, for when I can't have it on me.  This will change in the near future as I now have a dedicated work truck.  One reason that I went to the commander in .45 acp, is that it was what my wife went to when I got her away from the Ruger P-90.  It meant that we were carrying guns with interchangeable ammo and mags.  We both carried regularly, she more than me due to the fact that she walked to work and 4 legged critters where a definable threat.  Now we live in a rural area, and have guns available but secured due to kids.  We are having issues getting her commander back sited in after the move, but both plan on carrying more regularly in the future.

    As far as the rest of my family, dad has never carried except as back up while flying or hunting.  I taught my mom how to shoot handguns, but she has no interest in carrying or even owning her own gun.  Both of my siblings live in major cities and have small children, and don't keep firearms of any sort in their homes.  One would like to, and would likely carry, but her husband has never fired a gun and has told her "Not in MY house". 

     
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    « Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016, 11:10:38 PM »
    It seems I am the only one in my family that carries with any regularity.  Not that the rest of the family has anything against guns or even the concept of going armed but they have weighed the pros and cons for themselves and decided against it most of the time.  We still enjoy hunting, the occasional range session or a desert plinkfest but going armed as a matter of daily routine isn't on the radar screen for any of them except me at this point. 

    I think the mindset we grew up with is primarily the cause for this.  My family were farmers and grew up using guns - long guns were used for hunting and pest control and were always near at hand but handguns were a rarity.  Only my great grandmother carried one and even then it was confined to long horse and wagon trips into town and back prior to the turn of the twentieth century.  For the most part we just never had much use for them.  It was common to have a long gun in the truck or on a tractor or other equipment but someone who carried a handgun was generally thought of as "looking for trouble".   House guns were also common but they were invariably long guns.   

    Living in a rural environment is a lot different than living in a city or even the suburbs of one but old habits linger - sometimes without any real reason for them to. 
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    « Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 08:44:44 AM »
    I carry, pretty much any time I'm not at work.  (And when I'm at work, my carry gun is locked in the console of my truck.)  My wife, aka The Boss, also carries a .38 snubbie, and has a spare .38 snubbie in her car.  (It matches the one in her purse.)  My kids have carried since they were old enough to get permits (actually, my daughter started before she was old enough, right after HS graduation) and I have two granddaughters that plan to carry as soon as they are old enough to get permits.  (That's the ones campaigning for Ruger SR1911 Lightweight commanders for graduation gifts.)
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    « Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 01:35:00 PM »
    I carry, pretty much any time I'm not at work.  (And when I'm at work, my carry gun is locked in the console of my truck.)  My wife, aka The Boss, also carries a .38 snubbie, and has a spare .38 snubbie in her car.  (It matches the one in her purse.)  My kids have carried since they were old enough to get permits (actually, my daughter started before she was old enough, right after HS graduation) and I have two granddaughters that plan to carry as soon as they are old enough to get permits.  (That's the ones campaigning for Ruger SR1911 Lightweight commanders for graduation gifts.)

    I am completely envious of your family, first shirt  :thumbup2. I would give anything for the Women in my life to conceal carry every day.

    In fact, Luke said that you should say why they do it, etc. How did you win them over to "our" way of thinking? Inquiring minds would like to know  :hmm.
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    « Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 05:59:34 PM »
    well i carry pretty much all the time except when work requires me to enter GFZ's. im the only person in my family that carry's. Concealed carry being relatively new in Illinois people and not inexpensive in both time and money most people still don't really understand the concept and is still seen as slightly strange. but im slowly converting my family both my mom and dad have expressed interest in taking the ccw course and buying there first pistols
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    « Reply #13 on: November 09, 2016, 07:30:25 PM »
    I carry everyday open when in the field, or concealed most other times. I do on occasion carry open if I am walking/jogging on the dirt county roads.

    My wife carries in her car everyday as her work doesn't allow carry for employees. She still likes her H&K USP fullsize in 40. So it rides in the car all the time. 

    My father always has a pistol at least in the truck/tractor cab, but most times he has both a rifle in the truck and a pistol in the truck or open carried.

    My little brother is basically the same as dad. His wife carries a knife or 4 at all times(She is a little wackado about knives), but she also carries a pocket gun pretty often. I believe she is toting a M&P shield 9mm.

    My mom never carries on her person. She sometimes carries a little 38 revolver in the vehicle. She uses it mostly to pop animals that are hit driving back and forth to work. You tend to collect a deer or two every fall in western OK if you drive much. She doesn't like critters suffering, and thinks dad's method of poppin em in the head with a hammer too barbaric.   
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    « Reply #14 on: November 09, 2016, 07:54:57 PM »
    She doesn't like critters suffering, and thinks dad's method of poppin em in the head with a hammer too barbaric.   
      She also probably doesn't have the upper body strength necessary.  Hence 'Sam Colt's Equalizer'.
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    « Reply #15 on: November 09, 2016, 09:26:19 PM »
      She also probably doesn't have the upper body strength necessary.  Hence 'Sam Colt's Equalizer'.

    She has the strength needed. It is just somehow more lady-like to shoot em with a pistol. My father and I have tried to tease out the logic here, but all the ladies in the family agreed shooting is more lady-like. Once the council agrees, so shall it be.  :shrug
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    « Reply #16 on: November 12, 2016, 09:32:53 AM »
    I carry.  My wife carries.  My daughter carries (and has since she was eighteen, and asked for a J-frame Smith, stainless, DAO, Pachmayr grips for a graduation gift.  She wasn't legal, but she was living in a bad neighborhood, and I'd rather pay a lawyer than a mortician).  My son carries, and has since he came back from his second tour in Iraq.  Have two granddaughters who will carry as soon as they are 18, and are out of high school.  (There may or may not be a truck gun in the parking lot of their high school.) 

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    « Reply #17 on: November 12, 2016, 01:01:19 PM »
    I carry when I am not at work.
    My wife doesn't carry mostly because when she is out and about she is with me.
    Our children do not carry.
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    « Reply #18 on: November 14, 2016, 09:34:00 PM »
    Mine doesn't count but I'll join in for s***s & giggles.

    I carry pretty much as soon as I get up to when I go to bed...on duty and off unless I go into the court house or other federal no-no spots. I usually carry a primary and bug with a shotgun and rifle in the patrol car and I usually have a long gun in my POV.

    My wife carries everywhere. She's a nurse at a Doctor's office but the Doctor and 3 of the NPs, all women, all carry as well.

    My Dad carries most of the time since he's retired from the military and never steps foot on federal property anymore. He carries a Glock 43 and a Glock 26 depending on his attire with a S&W Bodyguard380 in his pocket if he's got to be real inconspicuous.

    My mom has her permit since she retired from the base but has not gotten comfortable enough yet to carry in her mind. She's leaning towards a .38 due to slight arthritis in a couple of her fingers.

    My oldest brother has gone through numerous carry guns especially when he retired from the Air Force but has pretty much settled on the M&P Shield 9mm as a EDC.

    My other brother carries a M&P9 when he's not at the hospital. We always thought he was a liberal and anti-Gun but it was the whole poor resident and living in Baltimore that kept him from having them. He's actually a pretty right leaning moderate who has bought who knows how many guns since he moved to Arkansas. He competes once a month as well.

    My sisters have no inclination towards firearms but don't object to them either.


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    « Reply #19 on: November 17, 2016, 03:19:16 PM »
    Mine shouldn't count either.

    Growing up, my dad had a couple dozen guns, mostly rifles and shotguns, with a few handguns.  We'd go out plinking a few times a year, and there was the annual fall deer season.  He never carried concealed.  Wasn't particularly done much back in the 60s and 70s, heck, even the 80s.  My brother and sister both have permits, but if they carry I think it's mostly in the glovebox of the car.  I'm the only one in the family that actually carries with any regularity.  And naturally, am considered the family "gun nut".   I'll admit it.  Though Dad had more guns when I was growing up than I've ever had at one point in time. Stamp collecting got dull a long time ago, and my back won't allow golf anymore, so this is my one remaining hobby.
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    « Reply #20 on: November 17, 2016, 04:09:40 PM »
    I cannot carry due to my job,  so I'm usually only carrying if I'm out and about on the weekend,  or the rare case during the week where I come home after work before going out again for some reason.

    My wife did take the Kansas class, but never bothered to get the permit.   However, since Kansas went constitutional carry a couple years ago, that's no longer required.  Even then, she doesn't carry most of the time.  Which is probably for the best,  she doesn't exactly have the best mindset for it. 

    My parents have never owned any firearms.  They do live in a small town where crime isn't really an issue,  but they've just never been interested.  My dad has considered buying a shotgun for trap shooting a few times, but it's never been a priority for him.  Same for my wife's mother and stepfather. No real interest, even though they live in Wichita.

    My father-in-law has a few guns, and I even helped him pick out some of them.  I don't think he carries often.  He's got the same issues with his job that I do, and he also likes to to attend a lot sporting events at WSU where they don't allow it.  He does have one of those small S&W .380s that he bought for carrying, but last I heard he was having reliability problems with it so I don't know if he actually uses it. 

    My sister and brother in law live on a farm way out in the country.  My sister was probably somewhat anti-gun before she got married, but that changed quickly. Her husband's family is all cowboys and ranchers,  so they pretty much always have something on them when they are out working in the fields.  Not just for personal protection, but in case they have to dispatch an injured animal or something like that.  They aren't in town all that often,  but it wouldn't surprise me if one of them brought their Glock with them when they are.   



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    « Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 05:54:42 PM »
    I do not carry.  I used to.  Religiously.  All day, every day.  Then I stopped, and never started again.  I guess my excuse would be that my LTCF lapsed, (I renewed it on time, but not 'enough' on time.  The SO took far longer than usual to re-issue it.) and I stopped carrying, so as to not violate the law.  I could say that was my reason, but I think it was just a convenient excuse.  I just don't care anymore.  I should get back into the habit.  I really should. :shrug

    Those around me have never carried.  Despite the fact that I bought both my sister and brother pistols for their 21st birthdays, as well as holsters and gear.  That kind of peeves me. :eh
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    « Reply #22 on: November 18, 2016, 08:15:48 PM »
     I only started concealed carrying about 2 years ago. I live in the Florida panhandle, so it's hot and humid most of the time. This makes to hard to carry comfortably which probably kept me from starting for a long time. Also, I am in the residential construction industry which makes carrying at work nigh impossible. There's always an improvised weapon nearby regardless. I would like to get an extra pistol for the truck so I can carry on the way to and from work going into gas stations. That's the most likely place I would ever need one around here. Whenever I am out of the house casually, I try to carry. It's hard to carry all the time here when you're tall and skinny and have young kids that like to pull on you and jump on you. I need a good holster which this post may help with. I'm the only one in my family that carries. In fact, I think I'm the only one with a pistol. We grew up hunting and shooting all the time and most of my family has at least a shotgun, 22 rifle, and some sort of hunting rifle. There really hasn't been an interest in carrying with my outside or immediate family since we don't have much reason for it with the lower violent crime rate around here. At least that is the reasoning I believe. I have been trying to convince my wife to get her permit and carry especially when she is out at night. One good thing that has come from all of the shenanigans in the news lately, is that she now wants to get her permit and pick out a gun for when she is out and about without me.
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    « Reply #23 on: November 24, 2016, 09:10:39 PM »
    Aside from myself, only my dad carries. One of my uncles is working on getting his CCW, but in their state it takes a while. Most of my family doesn't see a need, and many just aren't gun-people. I have tried to get my wife to get interested in carrying, but she doesn't feel confident enough. I'd like to get her to take a class with me sometime, to get her more comfortable and familiar.
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    « Reply #24 on: November 28, 2016, 01:18:10 PM »
    Interesting tid bits through this whole thread, thanks guys for posting up sounds like most of you are in around the same position I am as far as getting the wife/SO to carry;)

    And this is a reminder there are two days left on this contest, so if you haven't posted yet get in your post so your included in the drawing here next week;)

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