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Old 11-21-2009, 12:39 PM   #21
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I believe the more you carry, the harder it will become for others to spot you as a concealed carrier. When you don't carry often, every time you do carry is more of a novelity rather than a way of life. The guy, or gal, who doesn't carry often will be overly conscious of the gun and will do many (or all) of the tip offs in the poster. The person who carries regularly, has quality gear, training and experience, won't fall into the printing categories in the poster.
When everything is working right you should be able to put your gun on and forget about it. You know it's there if you need it and in the mean time it just takes care of itself, sort of like a watch on your wrist.

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I believe I have spotted two ccw'ers this week in Walmart. Sometimes I just like to see what I can see. I hope they didn't think I was hitting on them!!

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Sometimes I just like to see what I can see. I hope they didn't think I was hitting on them!!
yeah, especially if they were men.
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yeah, especially if they were men.
"Sorry sir, I was just checking out your package......I mean....ummmmm.. uh...."
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Skinny guys such as myself have trouble hiding even smaller firearms, even my Bersa 380 prints so I carry in a waist pack, weak side over my front pocket. I see quite a number of other guys with waist packs here in S.W. Oregon. Now that it's winter time I sometimes carry strong side about 2 o'clock under a sweat jacket. If I had a Kahr I could probably hide it fairly good in an IWB. I have seen people carrying conceiled just by their mannerisms, this is good considering what I would want to do to keep from doing the same things and reveal my ccw. Another reason I carry in a waist pack is that my ccw is a large frame and is heavy.
Are you calling me fat?
Just kidding, I understand your point. I'm not skinny but in shape and to carry I size up. Loose fiting cloths cover my firearm well. If you feel the need to wear tight cloths then a fanny/waist pack style is an option. But understand it prints and draws attention as few peolple carry them. I carry a large frame and not so heavy ccw. The way to make it work is a good belt, as much as the holster is important the belt is as much.
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I believe the more you carry, the harder it will become for others to spot you as a concealed carrier. When you don't carry often, every time you do carry is more of a novelity rather than a way of life. The guy, or gal, who doesn't carry often will be overly conscious of the gun and will do many (or all) of the tip offs in the poster. The person who carries regularly, has quality gear, training and experience, won't fall into the printing categories in the poster.
When everything is working right you should be able to put your gun on and forget about it. You know it's there if you need it and in the mean time it just takes care of itself, sort of like a watch on your wrist.
+1 on the more you carry Rock. It just seems to disappear and yet it's always there!

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Are you calling me fat?
Just kidding, I understand your point. I'm not skinny but in shape and to carry I size up. Loose fiting cloths cover my firearm well. If you feel the need to wear tight cloths then a fanny/waist pack style is an option. But understand it prints and draws attention as few peolple carry them. I carry a large frame and not so heavy ccw. The way to make it work is a good belt, as much as the holster is important the belt is as much.
And another +1 on the belt Will. A good belt will make a sub-standard holster work. It doesn't work the other way.
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I really am not all that enthusiastic about using waist packs but so far mine hasn't raised any eyebrows, eventually I will get a good leather high ride forward cant pancake. I have a Blackhawk Cordura pancake that's not too bad except for reholstering, the holster flattens out after I pull the weapon so it takes a bit longer to reholster. Another thing that will help is if I start getting some longer overhang shirts, which means I have to make some changes as I usually wear T-shirts year around with just a zippered sweat jacket that has no overhang for cold weather.

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For those of you who do carry in your waistband, you keep a round chambered as well, just the safety protecting you from an accidental discharge?

It's just something I can't see myself doing. Carrying on the hip sure but I don't trust safeties on guns, I leave my glock without a round in the chamber even though I totally believe that unless the trigger is pulled the gun will not fire.

I ask this because I am getting a 1911 any day now(soon as the feds finish the paperwork) and I'm curious as to how much faith others put in their weapons.
If you do not trust the safeties on what you carry, then you need to purchase a better quality firearm.

If you maintain your 1911 properly, then it is highly unlikely that a safety will fail.

A discharge from the hip carry could still do just as much damage as it could felony carry.
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I don't go looking for CCW's. However I do observe situation awareness as I don't want to walk into trouble... and not be ready.

Safeties???? You are kidding, right?

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