This is a discussion on How to Spot an Armed Man in a Crowd within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I believe that you either have to be trained to observe or train yourself. Most people aren't trained. I'll see people open carrying in my ...
I believe that you either have to be trained to observe or train yourself. Most people aren't trained. I'll see people open carrying in my store. I'll turn to another associate and ask "Did you notice the guy that just walked passed with the gun?" Their reaction is a panicked "Gun? GUN? Where??? Where???" He walked right passed them and they never noticed.
Even when they do notice, if it happens quickly and it's completely out of place, their mind will convince them they really didn't see what they think they saw.
"Nah, I didn't just see a guy walk by carrying an AR-15 and wearing a hockey mask and flak jacket."
I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them. -- John Wayne as John B. Books in "The Shootist"
Im a tad doubtful of bringing a ball point pen to a gun fight but Im weird that way.
You dont have to believe a train is coming. Itll run over you anyway.
I'd dare this guy to spot someone carrying something like a Ruger LCP in a pocket holster.
Somewhere in the Pacific NW
For starters I really can't recall the last time I was at the huge Mall just 20 minutes from me. Say 6 years ago around Christmas for a present for the impossible to shop for.
I learned a way long time ago the hard way to park behind the Sear's store ALWAYS. The back lot is never full so I can park close to the entrance. Going into the store takes me past the hand and power tools department (where I often would linger) and soon I'm in the main walkway heading for my destination which is about 10 minutes away.
By and large there were just 2 stores there where I would go, Sear's mainly for specialty tools for my job. There was just one other reason to head for the Mall and I will get to that soon.
Like Dennis said there's just way too many folks at a Mall to try and watch everyone and still get your shopping done. So I just try to remain vigilant, get what I went there for and get back to my truck.
As Dennis mentioned there's just one other reason for me to go to the Mall. That's right guys...all those perty ladies in those skimpy tight outfits. And for me Condition Yellow really is the strong possibility of Condition Boner. When my shopping is done I try to spy me a bench with an excellent field of fire so to speak. Then I just set down my weary bones and gaze and gawk and try not to stare too much or appear as tho I'm the Big Bad Wolf searching for my dinner.
Anywho while the young ladies are fun to look at I'm just no match for them. Older women are more my style but so many are jaded or just plain outta my league. I admit to that and am OK with it. Well...maybe OK ain't the word. More like resigned to my fate. I've been a bachelor all my life. Oh well tho lonely at times at least my life is uncomplicated most of the time.