Example: Myself I’ve had to teach myself not to carry items in my left hand (groceries, etc) if I can help it.
When I first started carrying back in the early 90’s it caused me to reconsider a lot of aspects of how I lived my life and I made the decision then and there to try and avoid or de-escalate quickly remove myself from any sort of even verbal conflict that had any potential to get out of hand realizing that should I ever be involved in a use of force situation while carrying I absolutely have to be a complete angel and demonstrate I’d done all I could to avoid/remove myself from the conflict at the start.
Its changed where I park, in case I need to lock my gun before I go in to a place… don’t need to be seen doing that while I’m seated in the truck.
I hate pulling my pants up often. I’m kinda pear shaped and the belt has enough trouble getting a good grip. Add a weapon, spare ammo, folding knife and maybe a proper torch (flashlight) and I’m the kid with my pants almost to my knees, underwear demonstrating how badly I need to keep my junk cool. So, that’s my thing, I hate fiddlin with my waistline: makes me nervous, makes others nervous.
I decided to stop flipping people off that cut me off in traffic. Overall I am more polite and try to avoid any confrontation that might escalate into something more serious.
@CHRIS4 maybe suspenders would be a nice addition to your look
Aye Zee they thoroughly do! Folks even make them with alligator clip like thingies which do wonders grabbing hold of my jeans. My favorites are checkered flags; which I religiously wear during a particularly good Formula One season.
Since I’ve retired though, I really have to up my game. I’ve got a few thousand dollars of suits and accoutrement to go with and the suspenders! Oh, the suspenders!
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Suspenders. Cahrartt makes both casual and “working man” suspenders that are great.