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"Tactical" hugs and CCW

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by strat81, May 9, 2007.

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  1. strat81

    strat81 Member

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    How does one hug other people without letting them know you're carrying on your hip? I'm still new to CCW.
     
  2. Fish Miner

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    Shake Hands :)
     
  3. strat81

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    If I shake my grandmother's hand, she'll kick my butt. :D
     
  4. Henry Bowman

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    a) "Go low" on your strong side.

    b) Have some other gizmo (cell phone, BlackBerry, etc.) on your belt on the same side so that you can pull it out and show it if asked.
     
  5. dakotasin

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    i don't care who knows i'm carrying. so, if a hug must be given and the hug-ee finds out, oh well... i guess its the same as going to a family gathering and removing my cover garment and exposing the weapon that way...
     
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    I say, "That's my gun. Don't worry about it. You won't hurt it."
     
  7. walking arsenal

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    When you hug someone just go low under their arms instead of over the top. This forces them to hug you up by your shoulders rather than around your waist, assuming thats were you carry.
     
  8. 30 cal slob

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    i'm just happy to see you.
     
  9. tank mechanic

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    Maybe ankle carry for those family gatherings where you just don't want to get found out.
     
  10. ZeSpectre

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    I tend to do a "cross hug". Low on the carry side and high on the other side. Works pretty well.
     
  11. Heavy Metal Hero

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    Nice.
     
  12. Kacerdias

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    Funny story about this...

    At a family gathering of mine near Dallas we sat around the living room chatting and catching up. My nephew arrived with his new wife who came towards me for a surprise hug. She bumped into the S&W 637 in my pocket (I still don't know how...) and she asked me what I kept in there. Being a fairly open family I told her it was a "personal protection device".

    "Yeah, so a gun right?"

    My nephew heard this and asked me if I had a CHL too. Since he didn't seem startled, I nodded yes. Like clockwork everyone in the room began to produce various pistols from various hidden holsters, carefully laying each one on the coffee table in the middle of the living room. My sister with her Rossi .38, nephew with a mini Glock, brother had a Para-Ord LDA .45 with a P3AT BUG, brother in law with a large Colt .357.... I pity the idiot that decides to harm any of them.

    God, I love my family. :D
     
  13. The Unknown User

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    haha, wow. :p You didn't know so many people in your family carried?
     
  14. Vonderek

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    Hug the other person's body under their arm with your weak side arm (so they have to hug you around the shoulders) while turning your strong side hip slightly away.
     
  15. hso

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    If they're hugging me then they already know I carry or they might as well.
     
  16. Outlaw Man

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    Develop a highly contageous illness. :D


    Or use the low gun side approach.
     
  17. Bob F.

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    Couple funnies here, too:

    When I used to work in a Pain Clinic, some might assume we had narcotics on property. Most of the staff knew I had CHL but not supposed to carry at work so left "my buddy" in the truck. A couple times the office manager instructed me to "Walk out to your truck for a minute" when some unsavory soul set the neck hairs to tingling.

    Ran into one of the former employees and here hubby at Kroger one evening and she hugged me before I gave it a though, bumping my "buddy" at 3 o'clock. She started to say something and caught herself, "oh, yeah, you're carrying" and smiled. Pretty green eyes.

    First aniversary of 9/11 several of us were eating lunch in the back, I'm in a shirt and tie with legs stretched out. Sweet little country girl chuckled and asked, "Your ankle swollen?" PhD then looked over and asked, "You commerating 9/11?" "Something like that, you never know, McVeigh picked an anniversary."

    Remember, this was all in WV, a gun friendly area. Started to say something else, but don't wanna give any BG lurkers any ideas.
     
  18. possum

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    why do you not want your grandmother to know?

    i hug alot of people like normal and they put there arms around me and there are very few people that ever notice, acually no one has ever noticed.
     
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    My family tends to hug up high, so it's not a real concern. If you're standing and the other person is sitting, it also shouldn't be an issue. For nonfamily or people you just don't feel like being touchy-feely with, you can do a 'hood hug': Extend your strong arm out to initiate a handshake, when your hands clasp, use your weak arm to briefly 'hug' the other person.
     
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    haha, wow. :p You didn't know so many people in your family carried?

    because concealed means concealed?
     
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    a) "Go low" on your strong side.

    Yep. Joe
     
  22. crankshop1000

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    Skip the hug... just kiss her on the lips! Chuck.
     
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    nice suggestion Crankshop1009
     
  24. strat81

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    Because it's none of her business. I just mentioned my grandmother as an example. I believe concealed means concealed and I don't want everyone and their brother to know. Also some people don't understand why I carry a gun to the grocery store, a barbeque, work, while mowing the lawn, the family reunion picnic, their kids' tee-ball came, to chamber of commerce meetings, in someone else's house, etc etc.

    Explaining why I exercise my rights gets annoying sometimes. It's bad enough explaining to people why I lock the doors on my house, car, and garage every night in rural Nebraska.
     
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    I hugged my future Mother in law the other day while carrying. She looked at me funny. She's smart, she probably knew it was a gun.

    I just said "Chastity belt."
     
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