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Okay, so I'm not a LEO. Presuming that you 'think' you have concealed your pistol on your person, what happens if someone (another citizen) spots your carry 1911, especially if you're in a *very* public place.

I'd carry more often, however, I *am* afraid of having joe shmoe or jane shmoe cry out that "HEY - he has a gun!" phrase.

Now in some places this could induce panic or a riot - in which, correct me if I'm wrong, then this could bring a hefty $$$ fine on my part.

(Okay, so I've been to McDonald's where several feds hang out. They are in suits wearing their SIG's on a pancake holster - very proudly I might add. No one says a thing. So, is this possibly an over-reaction on my part?)

Just for the record, whenever I carry my 1911, I make sure it's damn secure and very well hidden.

Is this just a fear that we all have accept when we carry?

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Actually, I would carry more often, but my place of employment doesn't allow firearms on campus. So, I quickly found it was a major pain. (I admit though, I miss having it when walking into the local 7-Eleven or grocery store at 12am...)

Don't get me wrong, there's that one moment in ones life that you'll want your .45 on you, and it won't be there.

However, I figured it's just as bad to have a .45 on you, but you're so disgusted with carrying it, that you become lazy and careless. That's when trouble seems to find you.

I only carry now when I have to run to the bank ATM machine. Mine is enclosed in a locked room, but it's nice to have my .45 there just in case.
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john, i know what you mean! I wore a 3/4" belt for a long time, but when you carry, you need at least an 1" - depending on the weight of the gun. A good belt+holster is a must.

elsworth, yea, here in WA state, we now have a CCP. (I renewed my license a year ago.) If remember correctly, we used to have a CWP, but WA state changed this. (Mus, can you verify this?)

Like John, I'm sure I'll get over the paranoia-feel, but it'll take some getting used to.
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