I think concealed should be concealed.
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection > I think concealed should be concealed.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rick1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Clifton,Colorado
Posts: 4,255
Liked 1907 Times on 1061 Posts
Likes Given: 1261

Default I think concealed should be concealed.

While I was at Chick Fil A having dinner my wife she told me that she bumped into a guy and noticed he was packing. This was during the massive crowds the other night. I turned and looked at the crowd. Without her telling me who it was I picked the guy out of the crowd in about 10 to 15 seconds. The guy was wearing a light purple T shirt. It printed so bad it just screamed "GUN!" Are people really that stupid? I had on a pair of cargo shorts with my Kahr in the front pocket in a pocket holster. No one would have any idea I was packing. With as many people as wear baggy clothes, why would anyone not wear a shirt that is a little big for them? I mean really, if you insist on covering your gun with nothing but a t shirt please get one that is big enough to hide your gun!

__________________

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

Rick1967 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9205 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

So... That really was a gun in your pocket?

__________________
trip286 is offline  
PrimePorkchop Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
vincent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mid-Atlantic NC
Posts: 4,122
Liked 1958 Times on 1030 Posts
Likes Given: 4286

Default

I'll play the devil's advocate here...What are the chances someone who is not aware of such things picking up on the fact this guy was carrying? I have to think most people not in "the know" are oblivious to such things. (If someone did notice they probably thought it was a cellphone...) I do understand what you're saying though.

I wonder what his reaction would have been if you'd pointed it out to him...If that were me, I'd want someone to tell me I was printing...cuz, ya know...concealed is concealed...

__________________
Member NRA, GOA, GRNC, SAF, NAGR

Proud Supporter of USA Shooting
vincent is offline  
PrimePorkchop Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lockport,Illinois
Posts: 748
Liked 334 Times on 203 Posts
Likes Given: 260

Default

Vincent. I think you're onto something. Most people are completely oblivious to EVERYTHING. They live in their little bubble of cell phone, facebook and twitter and fail to see anything around them. I am going to bet that 99% of the anti's could not pick out a guy who was printing, hell I bet most of them would not even know the guy was packing if his shirt lifted and the grip was exposed. That said, I too feel concealed is concealed and that means not printing, I bet the guy knew he was printing, I mean who does not take a quick look in the mirror after they put on their EDC and do a quick check? Of course I can't carry in public, but I am able to at work and I make DAMN sure I am not printing. The last thing I need is some customer having a freak out.

__________________
JD1969 is offline  
vincent Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,391
Liked 2969 Times on 1712 Posts
Likes Given: 1274

Default

Those of us who pack are more aware of others who pack because we "know" what "print" looks like and look to see who is failing.

Like getting a hug. When being approached by someone who I know is a "hugger", my arm on the firearm side is always presented lower, which forces the hugger's arm up and away from my piece.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
vincent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mid-Atlantic NC
Posts: 4,122
Liked 1958 Times on 1030 Posts
Likes Given: 4286

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JD1969 View Post
Vincent. I think you're onto something. Most people are completely oblivious to EVERYTHING. They live in their little bubble of cell phone, facebook and twitter and fail to see anything around them. I am going to bet that 99% of the anti's could not pick out a guy who was printing, hell I bet most of them would not even know the guy was packing if his shirt lifted and the grip was exposed. That said, I too feel concealed is concealed and that means not printing, I bet the guy knew he was printing, I mean who does not take a quick look in the mirror after they put on their EDC and do a quick check? Of course I can't carry in public, but I am able to at work and I make DAMN sure I am not printing. The last thing I need is some customer having a freak out.
I have a mirror right next to the front door for that very reason...
__________________
Member NRA, GOA, GRNC, SAF, NAGR

Proud Supporter of USA Shooting
vincent is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 953
Liked 393 Times on 255 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
Those of us who pack are more aware of others who pack because we "know" what "print" looks like and look to see who is failing.

Like getting a hug. When being approached by someone who I know is a "hugger", my arm on the firearm side is always presented lower, which forces the hugger's arm up and away from my piece.
Agree with Vincent & Dan. We know what to look for, people who don't carry, aren't looking. Cell phones are getting so big most people figure that's what they see. That said, Rick does have a point. Concealed means just that. The guy should've been more discreet, took a look before he left the house.
__________________
Never argue with an idiot in public. People passing by won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Donn is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lima,Ohio
Posts: 2,980
Liked 2612 Times on 1179 Posts
Likes Given: 2532

Default

Hell a whole theater full of people didn't notice a guy carrying 3 guns dressed in armor. I think some of you guys need to get off your hall monitor horse and just mind your own business. I couldn't care less if somebody is printing it's none of my business.

__________________
rjd3282 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jjfuller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: a place between here and there.
Posts: 4,456
Liked 1151 Times on 751 Posts
Likes Given: 690

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjd3282 View Post
Hell a whole theater full of people didn't notice a guy carrying 3 guns dressed in armor. I think some of you guys need to get off your hall monitor horse and just mind your own business. I couldn't care less if somebody is printing it's none of my business.
it would be your business if you got a ticket or worse charges filed. because in some states printing is not legal!
__________________
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
jjfuller1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #10
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 23,249
Liked 7338 Times on 4415 Posts
Likes Given: 9049

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vincent View Post
(If someone did notice they probably thought it was a cellphone...)
Until he's seen talking on his cell phone and the gun under his shirt is still printing.

I'm looking at this from a different point of view. I wonder if he WANTS people to see he's packing because he thinks it's cool. You know.........the "Mall Ninja" mentality.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Concealed carry 45 acp mackrazy Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 5 05-11-2012 06:01 PM
Concealed in massachusetts bostonscottkelly Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 2 11-29-2011 04:30 PM
concealed holsters smokehouse Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 20 11-14-2011 12:03 PM
First Concealed Weapon MoBSix Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 55 01-04-2011 03:43 PM
concealed carry troyedm General Handgun Discussion 3 03-06-2010 03:12 AM