So as most of you know the 25th of January I bought my first hand gun. My beloved G19. I've owned a rifle for years but to be honest I have never even shot it. It was inherited from my grandfather. Just recently I've started carrying in my car with it on my belt holster. I take it off when I leave the car, I'm in the process of getting my CCW and open carry in Denver is legal but a huge pain in the ass. I found it odd last night how much better it made me feel carrying it. Not in the macho "I can totally kill people" blah blah blah way. But more in the way of just feeling more prepared. It took a second to get it adjusted while sitting in the car, but it felt good as hell against my hip when I got it in the right place. It was just kind of weird how much better I felt on that drive home. Now I feel it helps to be said that I have wanted a gun for years. I was just finally able to convince myself to go spend the money one. So this isn't a situation where I didn't feel safe in the world, and that I got this gun because I'd had it and been picked on too many times. It was more that my dad was FFLing a new S&W M&P9 that made me finally say to hell with it, I'm getting what I've always wanted. Anyway, was interesting thoughts I had on my drive home last night from my buddies house. Thought I would share it with you all and see if anyone had similar feelings the first time they started carrying.