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    I am new here and this topic has probably been hashed and rehashed for years but ...

    Define "concealed". I am in GA and don't worry about it but I am close to FL and they seem to be strict about seeing the shape or outline of the weapon through clothing.

    If I have my t-shirt covering the holster completly, is that concealed if you can still identify the buldge as a gun?

    Thanks for the feedack ...

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    Welcome to the Forum! Each state is different on printing. Since GA is an Open Carry state with a permit I don't think you have anything to worry about. Someone with more info on this will probably chime in. . In SC there's nothing in our law that addresses printing directly so I don't worry about it. As long as the butt of the firearm is covered you are good to go here. If you don't get an answer you can check your GA laws in the GA forum. Georgia Discussion and Firearm News

    Sorry I misread your post. Basically CC is having a firearm hidden from view while having control of your firearm. I've never worried about printing while in other states but I do try to keep it to a minimum. There's only I think about 6 or 7 states that don't allow some type of OC so printing isn't much of an issue in most states. Just because you have a slight bulge under your clothing doesn't mean you have a firearm. My wife had a bulge showing sometimes but its not a firearm it's her Insulin Pump. If you are not sure then just try to keep it to a minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captblack View Post
    I am new here and this topic has probably been hashed and rehashed for years but ...

    Define "concealed". I am in GA and don't worry about it but I am close to FL and they seem to be strict about seeing the shape or outline of the weapon through clothing.

    If I have my t-shirt covering the holster completly, is that concealed if you can still identify the buldge as a gun?

    Thanks for the feedack ...
    The gun has to be hidden from view. I have met fellow CCW holders in FL and they say anything goes but I am all about concealing without conspicuity. You should also make sure that your CCW license is on you, in case you are questioned by a LEO.

    I recommend this book for anyone who has a gun (FL and otherwise):

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    www.holstershock.com

    Tell 'em CDR Glock sent ya!

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    Concealed= Can't see it, Can't smell it, Can't hear it...

    Like Elmer Fudd... Be vewy vewy quiet...

    Peace...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    The less likely it is for someone to guess you have a weapon the better. My favorite NRA Instructor has pointed to where he carries, and I've watched him on many occasions, but never had a clue he was carrying, even knowing exactly where to look.

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    My favorite NRA Instructor has pointed to where he carries, and I've watched him on many occasions, but never had a clue he was carrying, even knowing exactly where to look.
    That's the ideal. Where, what and how does he carry, if you know?
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    Here this is off of the Florida website for concealed weapons


    Florida Statutes, defines concealed weapons or firearms as those carried in a manner that conceals them from the ordinary sight of another person.

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    Websters definition

    Definition of Concealed
    Con`cealed´
    a. 1. Hidden; kept from sight; secreted

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    Somtimes its easier to say what its not. In GA Open is considered when an average person can tell with out a doubt that it IS a firearm. To me that means everything else is concealed. but I am not a lawyer.

    When I conceal it means I am concealed and no one knows that I have a firearm sometimes even my wife wont know till she puts her arm around my waist but other times I OC and I dont worry about the conceal part. There is a time and place for everything including OC vs CC or vise versa.

    Ohh and by the way welcome to the Forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captblack View Post
    I am new here and this topic has probably been hashed and rehashed for years but ...

    Define "concealed". I am in GA and don't worry about it but I am close to FL and they seem to be strict about seeing the shape or outline of the weapon through clothing.

    If I have my t-shirt covering the holster completly, is that concealed if you can still identify the buldge as a gun?

    Thanks for the feedack ...

    The fact is, we CC folks think a lot more about guns than do others. When someone that is not into guns sees another person, the first thing they do ISN'T to check them out to see if they are carrying a GUN! LOL!!

    If you are wearing a Speedo and trying to conceal a small Kel-Tec P3AT, that might be a different matter. IT WILL look like a gun in a Speedo! LOL!

    Other than that, I wouldn't be too concerned. If the gun is covered, it's concealed.

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