25 Things Only Concealed Carriers Understand

25 Things Only Concealed Carriers Understand

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By Brandon – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation.

Carry concealed comes with a a lot of responsibility and can affect how  you go about your every day life and perceive things. Some of these things can be rather amusing when you think about it so here is a slideshow of “25 Things Only Concealed Carriers Understand.”

1. When you first start carrying concealed, it feels like the entire world knows

Concealed Carry Paranoid

 

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2. You give the most awkward hugs ever

Concealed Carry Awkard Hug

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3. This makes you scream

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This is a screenshot from a Hickok45 video. It was instructional, we assure you that he knows exactly what he’s doing :)

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4. Every time you sit or stand up

Concealed Carry Pull Up Pants

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5. You avoid running certain errands

Concealed Carry Avoid Running Errands

Read Also: Are You Illegally Carrying Concealed at the Post Office?

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6. Your summer attire is sometimes…excessive.

(ok, this is a little exaggerated, but you know what we’re talking about)

Concealed Carry Summertime Attire

Read Also: How to Carry Concealed When It’s Hot Outside

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7. You smile your biggest smile when you stumble upon this before going into a business

Concealed Carry Firearms Welcome

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8. You laugh your most sarcastic laugh when you stumble upon this before turning around and not going into that business

No Firearms Allowed

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9. You plan trips around places that don’t allow you to concealed carry (this is a Reciprocity Map with Florida Non-Resident as the example)

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps

 

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10. Having to do your business in a public bathroom is more time consuming and more annoying than ever before

Concealed Carry Public Bathroom

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11. You have a drawer in your home strictly for holsters

Holster Drawer

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12. You squat while shopping

Concealed Carry Squat While Shopping

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13. You don’t reach too high

Concealed Carry Don't Reach High

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14. You’d rather have your drivers license taken away than have your pistol permit taken away

License Suspended

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15. You buy pants a size or two larger than you normally wear

Concealed Carry Pants Bigger

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16. You get a little more nervous than usual when a police car is behind you

Concealed Carry Nervous Police

Read Also: How To Have Good CCW Interactions With Law Enforcement

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17. When you see a wall clock, you think about different carry positions

Wall Clock Holster Positions

Read Also: 11 Things to Consider When Choosing a Concealed Carry Holster

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18. When you go out to eat, you sit in an area of the restaurant that gives you a view of the entrance and exit, as well as the entire floor

Out To Eat By Exits

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19. Your awareness of your surroundings is 100x higher than it was before you started carrying concealed

Aware of Surroundings

Read Also: Case Study: Situational Awareness

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20. If you’re awake, you’re carrying concealed

Always Carry Concealed

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21. You’ve had this happen to at least one pair of jeans

Concealed Carry Worn Jeans

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22. How naked you feel when you aren’t carrying

Concealed Carry Feel Naked

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23. When you see someone with a Pro-Gun bumper sticker, you feel an urge to stick around in order to very-high-five them

Pro Gun Sticker

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24. Every time you hear of a lawful citizen using his firearm in self-defense, you wonder what Make, Model and Caliber was used

Guns

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25. You cheer when you hear about people defending themselves with their concealed carry firearms

Concealed Carry Cheer

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WhoHasMyChange

I just love how anybody who posts a sign like in #8 would honestly believe that the bad guys would see that and go “Rats, now I’ll have to hold up this joint with a baseball bat instead of my midnight special.”.

I might or might not go into a business that posts a worthless sign like that (TX has very specific standards for the signs that are put out to discourage CHL customers, you almost NEVER see them around here), but I find that businesses like that don’t like me anyways because of my demographic.

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antiliberalcryptonite

#20! Also #22! and #23!

charlie baker

I heartily agree with most of these. Never gave any thought about the post office, though. Who’s gonna know?

Moonpup

About #18, I, and I think most former and active military, “sit in an area of the restaurant that gives you a view of the entrance and exit, as well as the entire floor.” My family, being used to my proclivities, is used to giving me a seat with my back to a wall that overlooks the common area.

TexasJester

Yup.. I drive a truck, and eat in truck stop restaurants daily. My company (because of various federal, state, and insurance regulations) does not allow me to carry in the truck. Better believe I pay attention!!

– Navy vet..

Ron Marshall

@TexasJester, as a disabled combat vet thats “BEEN THERE” you and I understand each other 100%.

Mark

I like all of these, but unfortunately I’m a voluntary victim. I work in a place where possession of a firearm/weapon is punishable as a federal crime. I’m just glad I work in a rural town, and I’m on good terms with my customers.

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