I thought a lot about the recent threads regarding purse carry today. I had plenty of time to think as I waited for my father's surgery and recovery - 12 hours in a hospital. As I got dressed this morning, I tried to figure out what I was going to do with my gun. The hospital is posted "No Weapons" and I knew I'd be sitting around waiting rooms all day with plenty of opportunities to get unlucky and print or flash. Getting caught would have been a major PITA since I was the only one there waiting for my dad. (In Indiana, those postings don't carry the force of law; they can just ask you to leave.) Not wanting to be unarmed if I could help it, I settled on the CM9 in a pocket holster inside the front pouch of a small netbook case, which also helpfully held my Kindle, iPod, headphones, etc for the day. Metal detectors would have defeated me, but I would have just bailed to the safe in the truck that you guys convinced me I needed. No detectors in place, anyway. Overall, it worked very well, but I must say that I was excruciatingly aware of where that bag was all day long. I HAD to have it in my hand or right next to me all day, even when that was a little bit odd - like say going to the bathroom in my dad's hospital room. When people sat down near me, I moved it away to my other side. I thought about it way, way more than I typically think of my EDC on the hip. It was like those first few days of CCW when you feel like everybody is looking at you. I'm not sure how women who purse carry regularly deal with the hyper-awareness of THE GUN not being controlled on their person. I think it would drive me crazy. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!