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  1. #11
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    For those who say they have never been made, I can almost guarantee that if you are around other CCWs, they at least suspect you of carrying.

    Once you start carrying, you become much more aware of those around you and you know what to look for. The slight buldge from the 4 o'clock position or your clothes are allowing a slight print of the butt of the gun. All these things go unnoticed by the average citizen, but are almost always picked up by other CCWs.

    They don't say anything and just grin and move on, but yes you were made. ;)
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    I have never been made that i am aware of. Unless you count my best friends wife. We were sitting on my couch and I got up to get something out of the kitchen and she said " I see you are packing. " Of course, she probably knew anyway, since her husband and i took the handgun class together.
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  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    I have never been made that i am aware of. Unless you count my best friends wife. We were sitting on my couch and I got up to get something out of the kitchen and she said " I see you are packing. " Of course, she probably knew anyway, since her husband and i took the handgun class together.
    You sure she was talking about your firearm? :D

    I've been able to pick out quite a few people carrying (So I believe).

  5. #14
    I've never positively identified a ccw'er, but maybe I'm not looking for it enough.

    As for myself, my wife doesn't even know I carry usually.

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    I was recently made at the local grocery story. Normally, I carry my Hi Point C9 in a SmartCarry during the summer, but that morning I was washing it, so I decided to carry it in a BS revolver holster I had just laying around. I totally does not fit and it prints horribly. I was made by a security guard at the grocery store who told me that from now on I should just leave my weapon in the car

    Unfortunately, here in Gary, Indiana, the high crime rate has made lawful carry by law abiding citizens, both concealed and unconcealed, socially unacceptable. In such an environment, in order to avoid being hassled, it is best (unfortunately) to carry concealed and totally undetected.

  7. #16
    Several years ago, when I was very new to carrying, my first pistol was a Taurus PT145... and I had no holster (I know, I know...). Anyways, on one particular trip to the local auto parts store I was just finishing up paying for my purchase when I felt my gun moving downward from where it was tucked into my waist-band. I tried to surreptitiously secure it as I reinserted my wallet into my back pocket, but I was too late.

    Thud... clack!

    The pistol slid all the way down the inside of my right pants leg and was laying next to my foot.

    The cashier leaned over the counter to see what happened as I gaped stupidly at the ground... nobody said anything as I scooped it up and tucked it into my front pocket and sheepishly retreated out the door.

    On the way home I stopped at the local outdoorsy shop in town and bought a cheap Uncle Mikes IWB holster (which didn't get used long either, but that's another story).

    It's funny now.

  8. #17
    How Embarrassing. You know, I've often wondered how many street criminals actually bother to buy a holsters, or whether they really do always tuck them into the pants. Are there any LEOs here who can answer this?

    Quote Originally Posted by molonlabetn View Post
    Several years ago, when I was very new to carrying, my first pistol was a Taurus PT145... and I had no holster (I know, I know...).

    It's funny now.

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    [QUOTE Normally, I carry my Hi Point C9 in a SmartCarry during the summer, but that morning I was washing it, [/QUOTE]


    You do mean you were washing your smartcarry don't you? :D
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    [QUOTE Normally, I carry my Hi Point C9 in a SmartCarry during the summer, but that morning I was washing it,

    You do mean you were washing your smartcarry don't you? :D[/QUOTE]

    If not he has a nice shiny pistol with a little less finish on it now. :D
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  11. #20
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    I thought I was the only one who had a pistol fall out onto the floor in a retail store....I guess it is more common than one would tend to think...btw, funny story abt your gun travelin down your brtiches :D
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