How did I forget in my post last night to share the biggest news of all? I can now legally carry! I received my concealed carry permit in the mail Tuesday night!!!! The first thing I did was review my state laws regarding carrying, it had been a while so a refresher was necessary. I was so excited. Since I work in a government building and my work agency policy says I can not carry while on the clock, I could not carry during the day Wednesday. I do not know how I stayed sane. Wednesday night though, I went to get my hair done and BAM, there was my opportunity to actually carry. I slowly approached the door and scanned for any bans on weapons, NONE....Yes. I slipped in, my hair was done and no one suspected a thing. : D Then Friday, I went out of town to shop with my mom (before target practice) and carried all day. Woop, woop, no one suspected a thing. Always check for "No Weapons signs" before entering any business. If there is one, and you really wanna carry, take your money else where.
While carrying Friday I did not have an in the waistband holster so I debated before leaving on how to carry. I have a Chick Holsters ankle holster, but really wanted it more accessible. I decided to try slipping it in my waist band, in my pocket holster by Concealment Specialties. I figured if it really moved around I could move it to my ankle. Let me tell you KUDOS to Concealment Specialties, it was made for a pocket, but never moved on my waist. I did go buy an Uncle Mikes in the waistband holster while I was out though, just for that extra security (clip on the side). I was so impressed with how my pocket holster did though, I bought a Concealment Specialties holster for in your purse. It clips to the inside so you do not loose your firearm. Now I do not intend to carry in purse often, but when I do I will be set. My next purchase....I hope will be a crossbreed holster. I hear great things about them.
Now as for my inability to carry in the government building in which I work. I have addressed that matter. I can still not carry during my work hours, but I addressed the issue with the appropriate person and can now carry in the building. I am in the building during crazy hours by myself and that is when I want to carry, when I am alone or should be anyway. Not when I am meeting with clients. Though our clients are getting more and more serious, I will respect the agency policies. Keeping it all legal!!!