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Do You Care If You're Printing While Under Normal CC

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wishin, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. wishin

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    Recognizing that there are times and places where you positively want to hide your concealed carry, who of you licensed to carry normally go to pains to keep others from knowing that you're armed? BTW, no need to remind me why they call it "concealed carry".
     
  2. 22-rimfire

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    I make an effort to stay concealed at all times. However, if I print or my firearm becomes visible, I don't worry about it. It is usually only for a few moments and it is not against the laws in my state.
     
  3. CajunBass

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    Not a bit.
     
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    Here in Indiana one can carry open if they have a cc permit. Does it bother me, in a word "no".
     
  5. NavyLCDR

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    Concealed to me means I flip my shirt over my normal open carry rig. The only real preparation I make for concealed carry is to always wear a t-shirt in case I do want to un-tuck my shirt from behing my gun.

    So, no, I don't make any wardrobe adjustments to avoid printing.
     
  6. huntsman

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    no and I can't find anything in my state law that says I should.
     
  7. kcw12

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    When did Indiana change there license to carry a handgun to to concealed carry?????
    Just poking at ya bud, indiana doesnt have a concealed carry permit, but a license to carry a handgun.
     
  8. DAVIDSDIVAD

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    Yes, I care a lot, as it's my business and no one elses.
     
  9. Sam1911

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    I generally conceal my sidearm, but as others have mentioned, my state doesn't get real hostile about a little printing -- or an open-carried gun for that matter.

    I don't want to shock or alarm anyone, but I don't go to great lengths to be perfectly undetectable. There's just no need in my little corner of the world.

    -Sam
     
  10. youngda9

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    ^^Same here.
     
  11. HGUNHNTR

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    I definitely make an effort to avoid printing. In some social settings it would make my life more difficult than it has to be. Mostly I just want it there to potentially save mine or a family member's life, not make a political statement.
     
  12. BCC

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    When I carry, I try to make sure my weapon doesn't print. As a courtesy to others. I know some folks are uncomfortable around guns, so there is no need to advertise. They can go about their business in comfort and so can I.
     
  13. ArmedBear

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    Ditto Sam1911.

    If I'm carrying concealed, I usually conceal well enough that someone who isn't looking for a gun won't know it's there. Sometimes, I do better. Sometimes, I don't care.

    My main priority around town is simple: if the grocery store doesn't like me to carry a gun, they're going to have to look for it, and confront me about it. Since the only reason most businesses have any problem with someone carrying is to keep other customers from freaking out, the LAST thing they're going to do is call attention to a gun that most people wouldn't ever notice.

    In some situations, like the bank, I will conceal more carefully because I buy into the "tactical advantage" idea. If someone with violent intentions does rob the bank, I don't want him to think I'm a plain-clothes cop and single me out to be shot. I'd rather be able to make my own decisions and take my own initiative when, where and if it makes sense, or keep the gun hidden as long as that makes the most sense, not be forced into action at the crook's discretion.

    But just for going around town, I conceal because it helps me avoid inconveniences, not because I give a crap about hiding the gun.

    If someone is uncomfortable around guns, I'm not sure what they're doing in Idaho...
     
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  14. Mike J

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    It all depends on where I am & what I'm doing. Most of the time I don't worry about it too much. I'm usually about like ArmedBear. I wouldn't say it is undetectable but you would have to be looking & know what to look for.
     
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    I conceal well most of the time. If I have to, I'll switch to the KelTec with the belt clip, but most of the time I'm good to go. If I don't conceal well, I'd open carry anyway. Makes no difference in the grand scheme of things. As posted elsewhwere, most people can't tell with the amount of phones and other belt clipped items these days.
     
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    I don't really care if my blue jeans are rather tight showing what is most likely a gun (to someone who knows what to look for). I should lose some weight around my waist.

    I find that a long sweater covers a "multitude of sins" regarding my physical shape right now!

    I can be armed with deep concealment and can actually have two weapons on me with a total of 45 rounds, and not one thing would be visible, even without a sweater!
     
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    The only time I'm concerned with any printing issues is during church services. Even though the congregation is aware that some members are armed....we don't see the need to make it obvious.
     
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    I try to avoid printing, but I'm not overly concerned about a bulge. Most people would never notice, and those that do are either friendlies (other carriers) or people who would think many other things (PDA, cell, etc.) before "gun".
     
  19. CCWB

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    Lawd, I'd like to give pa raise for the abundance of ammo you have provided. May we fix our sites on the devil, and blast him back to the pits of hell. And all God's people say.........A MEN.

    Iwonder if I can still shoot for sport when I get to heaven. Fully automatic ARs with no limit on ammo......ah, what a dream.
     
  20. Gryffydd

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    Under normal circumstances I just make sure it's not obvious I'm carrying *a gun*. I don't try to make it look like I'm carrying *nothing*. If there's a little bluge to my untucked shirt most people will just assume it's my phone or something. Given that a good portion of the population doesn't even notice when someone is open carrying, I think the last thing most people will think when they see a bump or a bulge is "gun!" And given that I'm legal either way...
     
  21. Jonah71

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    I don't know about that. Can't remember seeing any verses on that particular subject. I guess you'll find out eventually. Or maybe not. lol
     
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    My feelings too. I'd just as soon avoid any possible hassle so I try to be careful but I'm certainly not obsessive about it.
     
  23. CoRoMo

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    Not in the least. Not at all. I couldn't care less.

    I've been carrying long enough that I fail to even remember that I'm doing it. At times, I've found myself not only printing, but open carrying when my shirt rides up over the grip of my gun.

    Nothing ever happens.
     
  24. okespe04

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    Not anymore, I used to care about printing, then I didn't anymore, then I started carrying iwb and was worried about people seeing the grip, then I didn't care anymore. Basically its not my problem. People do things that make me uncomfortable all the time, so why should I care if somebody seeing the grip of my glock makes them uncomfortable.
     
  25. Madcap_Magician

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    Nah. Not worried at all. I try to avoid it, but so far it's either been unnoticed or people don't care enough to mention it.
     
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