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NRA selling hoodies with concealed carry pockets

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rajb123, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. rajb123

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  2. Shoobee

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    Looks good! Think I will get me one.

    [Not really.]

    [My camo hunting jacket has an attached hoodie. I like it in case there is rain. Otherwise I don't own any other hoodies. And even then, in the rain, I would put a pancho on over the camo hoodie.]
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    I saw that on Drudge a few weeks ago. I don't think it is a new addition to their store, but the association with the word 'hoodie' obviously has made it appear as though it is the NRA's response to recent events. It isn't.
     
  4. ol' scratch

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    It is not a new addition. The only reason it looks like a new addition is because people started making a big deal about them after the Trayvon Martin shooting. They have been around for over a year now.
     
  5. Neverwinter

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    Not a good idea to wear one, ST&T wise.

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  6. armoredman

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    Wear the hood DOWN unless it's cold or raining, and you won't have any issues. If you insist on wearing the hood up during good weather, or at night while acting furtively, then you will garner some possibly unwelcome attention.
     
  7. Nushif

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    I have an honest question at this point. ... why is it a bad idea t wear one? No snark or anything but it doesn't have logos, has a hood for the rain and cold, and it's insulated. And it has a built in holster.

    What's not to like? Other than the price, obviously.
     
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    I always wanted to take one of those pullover hoodies and cut out the big hand pocket to access a belly band.
     
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    it's the major dress of all the gang bangers
     
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    Why on earth is is it a bad idea to wear one?

    I have a black S&W hoodie I wear all the time.
     
  11. 19-3Ben

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    Seems like the weight of a gun right there would yank the shirt down a bit in the front. Not my cup 'o tea.
     
  12. Nushif

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    Honestly don't know how to respond to this. Don't wear hoodies because you might get "bad attention?" Really?
    Like, in reality land?
     
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    Looks good, but the pocket in my wal-mart hoodie works good for my P3AT and at less than 1/3 the cost:)
     
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    And why is that?
     
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    I think they used to be much more strongly associated with criminals than they are now. But in most parts of the country they're widespread. Like tattoos used to be a mark of the dangerous underclass, but you see judges with them now. It's just fashion.
     
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    I see no issue, I'm wearing one right now. I wear it like one should, only put the hood up when you actually need it.
     
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    "it's the major dress of all the gang bangers"

    It may be. But in the cold and windy climates of this country it's also the major dress of a lot of us who work outdoors for a living.
    I wear a hooded sweatshirt year-round, sometimes two, but I guess it's OK 'cause I'm white.

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    S&T wise maybe the idea is they'll leave you alone out of professional courtesy, kinda like how sharks won't eat lawyers :)
     
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    I've worn a hoodie since I was in middle school and I've never had any problems.
     
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    My military surplus Coat, Cold Weather, Field (aka field jacket) has a hood; does that count? Also, my daughter bought me a thing, I guess it could be called a hoodie.

    The hooded jacket was in the NRA catalog long before the Martin/Zimmerman incident. It was not inserted to be political. Political would be removing it.
     
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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout...culprit-trayvon-martin-slaying-182043689.html

    A Fox News anchor outside of reality land? How preposterous!

    Although it may be possible that hoodies are only dangerous if the hood is used in a way which is not acceptable to someone following them.
     
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    A hoodie is just part of the "gangbanger" uniform, and when worn in that context, the uniform is clearly meant to convey intimidation. I think that's inarguable.

    If one dresses like a Cowboy, I assume his value system is that of a Cowboy.

    If one dresses like a Gangbanger, I assume his value system is that of a Gangbanger.

    I think that it's fair of me to take strangers at face value by the way they choose to dress. ...Sorry, I don't have time to get to know who's serious about their image and who's "just funnin' around".


    The one hoodie I own is emblazoned with Mickey Mouse® and "DisneyLand Anaheim", which tends to diminish the urban thug "intimidation" factor.
     
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    Like 19-3Ben already said, I'd think it would sag quite a bit. I think it would be better to have a holster built in to a pocket in front.

    BTW, I love hoodies. I'd wear them all the time if the weather and dress codes would allow.
     
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    I have jackets from 5.11 that have holsters like these and they do sag a bit even with it being a sturdy jacket. Hoody material has quite a bit more stretch, and I've carried my phone and wallet in the pocket of my hoodies a lot. It's very obvious something is in there. I would think this would be at least as obvious if not more.
     
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    Fine. I wear one too, especially under my jacket when I'm working outdoors on a typical New York day---cold, windy, and gray.

    But when I walk into the bank, or the post office, or the local bodega, I remove the hood. Most banks in my area prohibit hoods, as do many businesses. It's not about race or profiling; it's about awareness.
     
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