I've had my permit for a few weeks now, but only carried concealed for the first time 2 days ago.
I was going to view a property, and was told the door was open and I didn't need an agent with me or anything. Just walk right in.
Well, I was slightly nervous about what I might find inside, so I strapped on my S9 in my CTAC. Under a T-shirt would have been okay, but I put on a loose untucked button-down over the tee just to be as concealed as possible.
I just haven't become totally comfortable with carrying often yet. However, once I move into my house and feel my vehicle is secure enough, I'll have one in the car most, if not all of the time.
I don't know if I'll ever "carry always". But I figured it's good to have my permit so when I choose to do so, I am legal.
I usually don't carry when travelling for business. Travelling is hard enough and scheduling can be too tight to deal with a firearm at the airport. Plus, the last thing I need is for a client to see me clearing a firearm at the airport when I was there working for him/her.
FlaChef...Sort of guessed you must be employed by a very large mouse!...our at least work in the mouse's house as it were.....47 gun-free sq miles pretty much confirms it....
was tromping around in your neighborhood about a month ago....had my Steyrtalk shirt on too!...didn't ya see me? :lol: ...i was the guy with the shirt...come on...how could you have missed me?....there was only like 50,000 people around me that day....
I've had my CCW permit for almost a year, but I have yet to get to where I'm carrying it on me at all times. The main reason Mr. Steyr is not strapped on my person at all times is that I spend most of my time in buildings that do not allow firearms or where firearms are prohibited by law. I attend a law school so naturally it is against school policy for even licensed weapons to be on school property. In my state courthouses are one of the weapons free zones excluded from CCW carry. In my state I can't take the firearm to the movies with me and my girlfriend because the theater has too many people and is therefore a weapons free zone under the law.
I do carry Mr. Steyr though when going downtown for events, to the zoo, for walks through the nearby nature trail, or while working at my father's law office. However, I'm not at the point where I take it to the local grocery store with me.
BT, you got that right. In MO, most of the places you're not supposed to carry are "if we catch you, and ask you to leave, and you don't, and then we call the cop and if s/he asks you to leave and you don't, you can get fined", which I figure gives me fair warning.
I carry pretty close to 100% - almost always my Rohrbaugh R9 in a pocket, most of the time a S9 on my hip. But not the shower. Hard to soap around a belt. 8)