Ok, I know out of my 2-3 readers most of you carry . . . .
Question. I am looking to start carrying. Every time I go to do it I feel “weird” for lack of a better term with the gun on me.
How does one get over this? Did you start carrying around home just to get use to the feel or did you jump in with both feet and start to carry all over?
I also signed up for a Concealed Carry magazine so I can start to read up and learn more about this. Did you take any classes beyond the one needed for your permit?
The idea of defending myself is not really a problem as I hold a second degree black belt in one form of Karate and will get my brown belt in another next week. I guess I keep telling myself that I don’t need the gun as I can deal with things hand to hand. . . . but I know that is wrong. I don’t want to deal with a knife or gun hand to hand if I can avoid it and it seems silly not to carry since I have the permit. I also feel the way the country is going crime will go up so I need to be ready to protect my family when we are out and about just like at home. . .
This is MA, so I am trying to overcome years of brainwashing by the state I know but any useful comment on how you may have done it would be a great help -