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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Carbon_15, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Member

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    I'll go first.

    Made a trip to the local mall today and my CCW came along. I stoped at a local pizza joint on the way and since the restaurant served beer I had to leave my gun in the car. When I got to the mall, I retreved my weapon and holster from the glove box, took a quick look around, and started straping it back on. Now, getting a 239 in a Galco Summer Comfort IWB on while seated under the stearing wheel of a small coupe can be a bit of a pain. I'm concentrating on getting the gun in place and not much else, and so is the terrified soccer mom in the Expedition next to me...who looks something like:what: . I looked around for folks standing near by, but didn't notice her sitting in her vehicle waiting on Trevor and Buffy to get back from Abercrombie. I guess sometimes people do pay attention...Thats what I get for being so darn handsome (or ugly?? :p ). To ease her pain, I cranked the car and left post haste, fully expectiong to run into a road block and a swarm of SWAT chopers...but I made it to another mall just fine.
    Bet she has already told the story of how she foiled a mass shooting a dozen times over Avon and Arbor Mist.
     
  2. HS/LD

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    If you absolutely HAVE to temporarily remove your pistol.... leave the hoslter on and throw the pistol in the glove box. Easier to re-holster the gun that to re-rig the holster.

    HS/LD
     
  3. Gunsmoke

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    Carbon_15, where do you live that you have to take your gun off because an establishment sells beer, or alcohol. Here, (Texas) if the profit from alcohol sales is not more than 51%, you can carry as long as you're not drinking of course.

    GS
     
  4. berettaman

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    I had just arrived home from work and went inside.I noticed I hadn't taken out the trash in the morning when I left and the smell hit me.As I had entered the door I'd naturally tossed my jacket on the kitchen chair.Not thinking I just grabbed the trash and headed for the trash cans outside.As I was returning to the front door the neighbor was stareing at me with a horrified look and a cell phone to her ear.She yelled at me,"the police are on their way you crazy SOB".I noticed my faupax and just smiled why I left her to her paranoia.About ten minutes later a knock on the door came and low and behold it was the police.I answered the door still armed and was told that they were checking out a "man with a gun" call.We quickly discussed the situation of the paranoid neighbor,both knowing that I hadn't done anything illegal but he had come over to just passify the neighbor.Not real interesting of a tale.:neener:

    P.S. One week later the neighbors(an alternitive lifestyle couple) were robbed at gun point while unloading groceries from their trunk.They were tied up and beaten.So who's the crazy SOB now!
     
  5. dave

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    Pretty funny guys. But I've never made any dumb mistakes. :eek:

    At least not any I'd own up to. Way I look at it, if I make a mistake and there's no one around to see it (you know the feeling, something stupid happens and the first thing we do is look around to see if anyone was watching :scrutiny: ) then it didn't happen.

    I knew a guy that had weird things happen to him all the time. He was usualy alone when they happened but he would always come into the station and say "Hey guys, let me tell you about what just happened to me!". DUH.

    So my story is that nothing embarrasing has ever happened to me. Ever. Well, you've never SEEN anything happen to me, have you?

    Yes sir, that's my story. And I'm sticking to it! :p
     
  6. Hardtarget

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    I don't think I've been "made" yet. I know of three or four times when my coat exposed my pistol, but I couldn't see that anyone spotted it. I was getting out of a vehicle. My wife has spotted firearms on two occasions while we were shopping. I missed both of those.
    Mark.
     
  7. TearsOfRage

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    Hey, Gunsmoke, that's nothing. Here in NH, we can carry into bars, and while drinking. :neener:

    The law prohibits hunting or target practicing while drunk, but makes no mention of carrying or of using a gun for other purposes.
     
  8. El Tejon

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    Oops--rushing off to class one fine morning, pulled into McDonald's for coffee brushed aside my jacket and reached into my port pocket for change and noticed that I had an empty bug holster on my belt.

    Hmmmm, where would it be? Doh, I left it on the hotel room's bathroom sink.

    When I got back to the room the cleaning crew was trying to decide if it was a real arma de feugo or not. Silly gringo leaving guns around.:eek:
     
  9. TarpleyG

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    berettaman,

    That's priceless!!!

    GT
     
  10. dairycreek

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    It was Christmas time a few years ago.

    Was in Toys R Us in the state's largest city when I ran into an off duty LEO from our smaller home town. As we briefly chatted a woman came up to him and asked if he would help her get a toy which was located on a high shelf. He said yes. And, as he reached for the box his jacket came up to reveal his gun in an IWB holster. I say the look on the woman's face which ranged from horror to pure shock - but she didn't say a word as she walked away. It wasn't long before she came back with two of the large city's "finest" in tow and pointed out the off duty LEO as being a "crook with a gun". The local police actualy had their Glocks pointed at him as they put him up against the wall, removed his weapon, and found his police ID. After a few unkind words the local police returned his weapon and left. I saw the LEO a few days later at home and he told me that his chief had "carved him a new one" because the chief of the big city PD had called him about the actions of his officer. The local chief said, "Remember -------, concealed means concealed - no exceptions." A word to the wise.
     
  11. teppo-shu

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    Went on a picnic/fishing outing w/ my son's cub scout den a couple years ago. My CCW was riding along in a fanny pack, which was not designed for weapon carry (one of those hiking types, w/ water bottle holders).

    I had forgotten to zip the pack closed on exiting the car, and when I bent down to fetch something, bloooopp!!! :uhoh: out tumbled the pistol (in its holster) right in front of all the moms.

    I learned - NO MORE fanny packs!! :scrutiny:
     
  12. sm

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    I haven't "oops" yet with weapon.
    I have had to watch pocket change and spent casings a time or two at the checkout.
    And to remember to empty bed of truck of shell casings--don't want to advertise any ideas.
     
  13. P95Carry

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    Don't think I've had a real ''oops'' yet but maybe been a tad close.

    Biggest prob is summertime, when I change my P95 and sho rig for waste holster and snubby. Trouble with this is ...... even a long t shirt makes for quite a wrestling match when going to a pocket! I expect there have been times when the gun has ''printed'' perhaps but ..... here it is not worth risking careless exposure .. it can be enough to have permit revoked.

    Only times I don't worry about it are at home .. or other private property ... then I will not bother about it being seen over much ... on other hand, in deference to any passers by (when in front yard) who might get paranoid - an element of ''diplomacy'' is I think always ''prudent''!!!
     
  14. Blackhawk

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    Absolutely! There's no problem with carrying a holster into a no CCW place.
     
  15. Greg L

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    But how much did you have to pay your friend to do this to them? :D

    We always seem to say that "someday" they'll get their's. Must have been nice to have been around to see that "someday" come.

    Greg
     
  16. BlackArrow

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    Unless there is an obvious metal detector I'm carrying!

    If there is one, I "choose not to go there"! I am convinced that the closer you keep your weapon the better. I do have to take it off for momma, that would be bad, kiss, kiss, boom, boom.
    Make all the rules you want, I'm looking after #1 and his family. If you're cool about it you should never be "printed" if you are claim it to be that the person is so exciting you got an......... I use a pager pal and you'd have a hard time printing me.
     
  17. lilbiggun

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    The dumbest thing I have done while carrying is when I went to vote. I'm so used to carrying that I got out of my truck and entered the building to vote. Stopped, turned around and went back to my truck and removed my Glock. My voting place is in a school. I have no kids and it never crossed my mind because I dont go to a school anymore for any reason (except to vote). I know I was still on school premises but it was wiser to put it back in the truck. oops.
     
  18. larry_minn

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    Just after getting my first handgun. S&W 66-2 4" and was helping with square baling of hay. I had a &6 uncle micks holster and the strap got opened by bale and gun fell out. I had to do some walking to find the gun as it fell off hayrack. I was worried I might never find it or it would be in load and posibly cocked by bales on trip to shed.
     
  19. El Rojo

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    I don't see the point of not being armed. I have a CCW, whether they think I should have it there or not, I am going to pack. If I am running into a bar for something (it ain't going to be for beer), I am not going to take the gun out of my pants to run in. Same goes for schools, even though I recently learned that it is legal for us CCW holders to carry on school grounds in the PRK. The only time anyone is going to figure out you are packing is when you draw and shoot someone. Well and the blunders that people occassionally have as we now know. :rolleyes:
     
  20. WonderNine

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    I don't understand you guys that take your CCW off when you 'go to the game', or 'stop at a pizza joint because they may serve some alcohol', or 'go to a school', or 'go to work' ect. I carry mine EVERYWHERE. Absolutely, because last I heard, Murphy's Law was still in effect.

    The only time I don't have my CCW weapon with me is when I have to go to the courthouse, because they have a metal detector, but that is almost never and the only reason I don't have it with me up to the door is because I don't have a CCP.

    It's funny El Rojo, it seems like these guys get into more trouble trying to leave their CCW behind or telling police about than if they just acted normally.
     
  21. Pendragon

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    I agree with that ^

    If you got a permit and its concealed, I would just go everywhere there aint detectors.

    Almost the only way to get pinched is if you have to draw/shoot and then, thats the least of your worries...
     
  22. jsalcedo

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    Normally I have to watch out bending over and picking things up
    because I have one of those thick leather belts with the loop sewn in that holds my 1911 over my right rear pocket. Same goes for reaching a high shelf.

    The main problem I have is encountering folks who are touchy feely.. mostly elderly ladies asking me for the time. They attempt to get my attention by unwittingly putting their hand on my CCW.

    This has happened in line at the grocery store, movie theater and at a garage sale. I guess I live in a friendly town.

    Needless to say each time their hand hits cold hard metal
    they quickly draw their hand back and stammer a barely audiable
    "do you have the time ssssirrr.."

    I have tried different carry locations to try to prevent people
    inadvertently bumping or casually touching my CCW to no avail.
     
  23. Marko Kloos

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    Good taste in guns and holsters. I tote a P226 and a 1911 in the Summer Comfort...works like a charm.

    Bingo. If I ever unstrap my main CCW for some reason, I just leave the gun in the glove box and lock it. I only do that if detection would be unavoidable, i.e. metal detectors at the courthouse.
     
  24. El Tejon

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    WonderNine, I think their concern over carrying where pizza or alcohol is served is Good Guys' concern over complying with their states' law. While this prohibitions over 51%, .02, pizza are inane and I am thankful I do not live with any of this silliness, it does demonstrate that only the good people are concerned with doing what the criminal code sez.
     
  25. Soap

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    I haven't done anything silly nor have I been made yet. But one time El Tejon and I were going to the range to do some shotgun and pistol work. We were open carrying of course when we stopped to get gas on the way there. We stepped out of the vehicle and the two younger guys getting gas next to us just stared at us with their mouths open. They were whispering to each other and then I looked over at them and they sort of snapped to attention. It was quite funny! Another time I was open carrying at the same gas station on the way to the same range. This time a guy in a Probe drove up onto the curb because he was looking at me! Ahh...the joys of open carry.
     
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