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We all know what the primary reason and thus benefit of concealed carry is.
But how about other less obvious or thought of benefits.

For example in my own case it's been a huge reduction in my monthly wine bill.
Prior to carrying constant as I now do I'd drink a half bottle of red wine with dinner (roughly 3 full glasses).
Now I can't remember the last time I did that, before yesterday.

Yesterday I spent my day with my inlaws BBQing at their house and as per my own rule I do not carry into peoples homes. It's just a matter of respect and around my way hardly anyone is pro-gun so if I got caught I'd might never be invited back again. :\
So being light I of course drank heavy, and had a grand old time getting myself sauced while filling up on lamb & salad. :D

As carrying requires a 0.00 BAC level (in MA) I've largely chosen to just not drink at all as I never know when or if Imight decide to go out and do something be it day or night.
I don't do any sort of drug prescription or otherwise so that much is a give away and not a loss.

For those of you who carry concealed what other secondary benefits have you discovered?

- Janq
 

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Been pulled over - presented license - had a discussion about glocks - let off with a warning.
 

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Being pulled over or any time you have to deal with the police since here in Michigan to carry your record has to be pretty much clean so the police know you have a clean record when you inform them you have a CPL. Also here if you have a CPL you don't need a purchase permit to buy a handgun which makes the procces a little easier.
 

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Inflated sense of power and self esteem LOL
 

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carney said:
i can think of a negative effect, i shoot more now, so more range fees and ammo costs
And how.
I gotta seriously look into reloading and quick.
Dropping $200 per month at WalMart on ammo is suxor.

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Winchester White Box hell ya, i have a range i can go to for free so that saves on range fees but, i can only go their when i'm staying with my parents other wise it costs me more in gas to get to it than it does for range fees
 

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I have a free range but I need to start reloading soon. Im saving up for so many things and one is a prodressive Dillion reloader. I cant afford to shoot my 44mag Taurus,my Mas36 in 7.5, or my 1941 Carcano in 6.5.
 

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This isn't necessarily for CCW specifically, but for gunnery in general:

For me, I got to know a whole subset of people I never ordinarily would have gotten to or even wanted to talk to, and it's made me a lot more accepting to the stereotypical ******* middle american type person. I've always been a "fringe" person and been comfortable around other fringe wierdos, but knowing a bunch of often conservative, often deeply religeous, often not book smart but generally good hearted people has made me a lot more accepting and friendly with Mr and Mrz Joe America.

Gun nuts tend to bring together all walks of life, it seems.
 

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You are right for the most part Jamz. The only thing shooting has showed me to the contrary is the idiot wannabee gangster rural hicks are some of the dumbest people on earth, only coming in shy of the title to real gansters.

Just watching some jive talking "ghettoes" out hick kid try to shoot a 44 mag sideways made me amused and afraid.
 

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Adler said:
I have a free range but I need to start reloading soon. Im saving up for so many things and one is a prodressive Dillion reloader. I cant afford to shoot my 44mag Taurus,my Mas36 in 7.5, or my 1941 Carcano in 6.5.
A cheap used RCBC, LEE or other single stage reloader is also a good idea. Progressives are great but its a real pain in the ass doing small run test loads on them. You use the cheap single stage to find the load your gun wantds to shoot then once you have them you switch to the Dillion dial in the charge, pop in the dies and go to town.
 

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Well for most of my gusn I would reload for, they are all wheel guns or bolt action ww2 era rifles. So with a good relaoding book it would be easy to dial a load in.
 

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Well for most of my gusn I would reload for, they are all wheel guns or bolt action ww2 era rifles. So with a good relaoding book it would be easy to dial a load in.
Guns, especially older 1's can be picky eaters. A load loved by 1 cqan be hated by another sometimes it takes tinkering to find the loads. With a dillon it's easier to load 100 than it is to load 5
 

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Adler said:
You are right for the most part Jamz. The only thing shooting has showed me to the contrary is the idiot wannabee gangster rural hicks are some of the dumbest people on earth, only coming in shy of the title to real gansters.

Just watching some jive talking "ghettoes" out hick kid try to shoot a 44 mag sideways made me amused and afraid.
I have seen this first hand a friend of mines cousin fired a 44mag Desert Eagle sideways and it came back and hit him in the head and drew blood.
This was after we warned him not to do it!! lol
 
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