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Old July 27, 2002, 06:52 PM   #1
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What would you do if... were carrying concealed WITHOUT a permit, and someone made a comment like "What kind of gun is that?" or similar...

(Other than get a new carry system!)

And NO this didn't happen to me...I'm just thinking hypothetically.

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Old July 27, 2002, 07:07 PM   #2
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"It's a cell phone."


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Old July 27, 2002, 07:22 PM   #3
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Uhhh....but my celly is clipped right next to it!!!

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Old July 27, 2002, 08:58 PM   #4
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Old July 28, 2002, 04:05 PM   #5
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If you're carrying........and someone can be certain you are're doing something wrong.

A LEO or very astute citizen may make out belt loops or J-hooks from an IWB holster, or they may spot a "bulge", but for someone to be able to positively ascertain that you are carrying a firearm and ask what kind it is is a certain clue that you are not doing it well.
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Old July 28, 2002, 04:52 PM   #6
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Guys, let me reassure you that this has NOT happened to me. Honestly. I just thought about it, and was curious what your reaction would be.

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Old July 29, 2002, 06:40 AM   #7
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I'd lie...

..and say it's a cell phone or Palm Pilot and then get the hell out of there ASAP and get my carry license.

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Old July 29, 2002, 08:56 AM   #8
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I would ask “who are you?”

In thinking on this I am trying to imaging what type of person would have the guts to ask what type of gun you have while knowing you were trying to conceal it without knowing you.
Possibly a knowledgeable adolescent, or “new-be” gun enthusiast? Certainly an LEO would approach you differently (a little help from our LEO’s on this)? Worst case scenario would be a knowledgeable BG accessing his risk in an area where something is about to go wrong.

In any event it is not a good situation. If possible I would remove myself from the area ASAP without looking like I was in a hurry.

Best thing however is to have your permit and to insure that you carry properly. This is absolutely an instance where “an ounce of prevention is worth more then a pound of cure”.
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Old July 30, 2002, 10:42 AM   #9
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"It's a toy gun. I'm practicing for my CCW."
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Old July 30, 2002, 10:46 AM   #10
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I'd say who's asking?

Thats a pastime of mine when we're out n' about. Its called spot the CCW. Have I spotted yours?

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Old July 31, 2002, 08:34 PM   #11
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Be completely aghast when you say this...

My response would be:

"If you will forgive me for not answering, I will pardon you for asking. Frankly, I don't discuss my medical condition. Goodbye."

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Old August 1, 2002, 01:52 PM   #12
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I was carrying with permit...

Me and the missus walk into the church lobby one Sunday morning. A friend of my wife comes over to chit chat and catch up. The friend is a fifty-something ex-east coaster, who flirts with being five feet tall. She gives my wife a big smile and a friendly hug. Then. She turns to six foot, one inch me, and reaches out for a hug too.

Now I don't have a really long history with getting hugs from tiny people. All of my family and friends are above average height. I have learned that you can pretty much conceal a bank vault on your person, and, with just a bit of technique, keep it a secret even at a family reunion. It's just that none of my family is that small...

Anyways, back to the hug. I do my best to kinda lean forward so she will hug shoulder and not waist. No good. I would have to take off my boots and dig holes for my knees in the floor to achieve that feat. Round-about my waist go those tiny arms. Then, with as much east coast volume as possible, while clutching two sets of mags pouches, "OH! ARE THESE GUNS?" With as much sincerity and poise as I can muster in the light of a few dozen suddenly inquisitive ears and eyes, I say, "Nope, cell phone and pager."

Ya right. That'll work.

"OH!" she says. "THEN WHAT ARE THESE? THEY FEEL LIKE GUNS. ARE YOU GOING SHOOTING AFTER CHURCH?" As she starts to let go of the mag pouches and reach for my holsters. At this point, (as my wife related later) I am supplementing the lighting with the healthy red glow on my face. Reflex takes over and I break the hug, because there's no way someone is going to grab my guns. Totally shocked by this gals genuinely innocent disregard for what the now curious/horrified crowd of parishoners may be thinking, I simply lose the power of speech and start to stammer like an idiot. My wife, graciously said, "Here honey, why don't you take Zach and go check him into the nursery?" She then saves my but by taking her friend aside and asking her how her week has been.
Trying to look as non-threatening as possible, I hoist man-child onto my hip and grab his diaper bag as I head off to the nursery. Since I am now visibly equipped with an infant and the associated gear (it helps that Zach is really cute), the small crowd of onlookers nonchalantly take off from where they left off, and harmony is restored to the univerese.

My wife laughed her head off on our way home.
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Old August 1, 2002, 05:03 PM   #13
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Actually, the onlookers thought you maybe had a Loaded Diaper.
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Old August 1, 2002, 11:48 PM   #14
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I would extend my hand nonchalantly and exclaim...

"...Hi, I'm Robert Blake."
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'spleenandideal' here is 'agony' everywhere else....
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Old August 2, 2002, 12:15 AM   #15
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Poor Bobby Blake..."In Cold Blood" and "Electraglide in Blue" are two of my fave movies...and I never missed an episode of "Beretta"

Too bad Blake went over to the "Dark Side"..or, at least, that's how it seems...Maybe Darth Vader was his uncle....
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