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Old December 30, 2008, 10:01 PM   #26
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I don't look, and I don't care. I don't look for good guys, I look for bad guys. Besides, unless the person accidentally flashes, you may SUSPECT, but you never KNOW, so what's the point?

What you people really SHOULD be looking at is the guy who makes your hair stand on end or the crowd of people who look like they're out hunting trouble.

I 100% agree with Keltyke.


i threat assess EVERYBODY i see, soccer mom, to bum on the corner.

if you can spot the guy with the gun, you know:
a) that he is a good guy
b) that he is a badguy.

how can you tell?

you cant so you keep aware of him.
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Old December 30, 2008, 10:54 PM   #27
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I saw or surmised a "Mexican carry" just off the gun department at Wal-mart last week. Ironically, the guy was Mexican. I wouldn't have known except for the distinctive way he fidgeted (straightening his carry).
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Old December 30, 2008, 11:27 PM   #28
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There are a lot of people who carry in my area, Eastern Washington State. I do not see them very often, primarily because most people think they are safe around here, which is mostly true.

I have to wonder how many people around here who have their permits (which by the way are SO EASY TO GET) actually have their gun on them.

Mine is on me as much as possible. There are times I just cannot dress around the gun/hide it well enough, so I don't carry. That is rare however. If I am not carrying, I always make sure my tac knife is avaialble. Last resort.
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Old December 31, 2008, 11:19 AM   #29
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Been a lifer in the Phil Marines and been assigned to a lot of hot spots here in the Philippines (Im a Filipino), you see, one give away for a first timer to carry guns is that they are very uneasy, their body movements always a dead give away. Another is that lots of people here in the Philippines have legal permit to carry a handgun, point is always look for that somebody that will ring a hell of a lot of warning bells in your head (if you know what i mean). And before I forget, its 11:59 Dec. 2008 from where I am now, HAPPY NEW YEAR GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old December 31, 2008, 11:40 AM   #30
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I don't look, and I don't care. I don't look for good guys, I look for bad guys. Besides, unless the person accidentally flashes, you may SUSPECT, but you never KNOW, so what's the point?

What you people really SHOULD be looking at is the guy who makes your hair stand on end or the crowd of people who look like they're out hunting trouble.
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Old December 31, 2008, 01:52 PM   #31
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I was having lunch at the mall food court the week before christmas and noticed a fellow at another table had sat down to eat and his cover shirt had pulled up a little, exposing about 2 inches of his OWB holster.

I finished eating, then walked over, introduced myself, and explained that his carry method was lacking a little bit, only to be informed that he was a state trooper and I should mind my own business...
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Old December 31, 2008, 02:29 PM   #32
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[quote]What you people really SHOULD be looking at is the guy who makes your hair stand on end or the crowd of people who look like they're out hunting trouble.[quote]

and you guys can recognise every threat on the street?

many of the serial killers/mass murders were "the perfect neighbor", or the "nicest guy"

if you are only watching the obvious crazies out there you are going to be unpleasantly surprised.
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Old December 31, 2008, 02:44 PM   #33
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Texas is a concealed state so Ive not ever actually seen anyone. Also, as 2cooltoolz stated, staring at people in Texas is not a good idea.
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Old December 31, 2008, 03:18 PM   #34
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I've been jumped for saying this here before but here goes again.
I enjoy playing spot the CCW.
Often leads to good conversations.

To the OP, she was cute and carrying? Did you get her number? You're slowing down....
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Old December 31, 2008, 06:22 PM   #35
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Other than people I know that carry and LEOs I have only seen 1 that I am 100% sure was carrying. I was at Target last Friday (12/26/08) while the ladies were looking at baby clothes I spotted a guy wearing an orange shirt carrying OWB covered. It was so obvious that I thought even the ladies would have noticed. Not A Freaking Clue.


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To the guy from Target if your on this site I think it is time to consider an IWB holster. Just a thought.
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Old January 1, 2009, 05:11 PM   #36
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I've seen a fair number but since AZ is an open carry state even people carrying concealed often don't try that hard. Like a few others have said, I like to play "spot the ccw" mostly as an exercise in keeping alert. It's amazing what else you notice along the way.
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Old January 1, 2009, 08:06 PM   #37
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jasonguerard, she was wearing a ring! lol
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Old January 1, 2009, 11:42 PM   #38
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I usually give everyone around me a casual once over, but I really have never tried to actively located the CCWs around me. If I see something during this initial look that doesn't sit right then I pay that subject more attention. I guess like most people I also profile a little. If it looks like a duck.......
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