What if someone feels your gun on accident?

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    What if someone feels your gun on accident?

    I just got my CCW and I was wondering what you do when people accidentally feel your gun when they hug you or brush up on you? If they ask what it is what do you tell them?
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    So, is that a gun in your pocket, or you just 'happy' to see me?

    I just attended one of my realtive's Gay Wedding in WV (yeah, ironic location, I know) and was told not to carry.

    Well, I carried the whole time after landing at Dulles International to going back to Dulles International to leave the east coast.

    Had the problem with people (family) hugging and such, and did not want to get burned.

    Use your arms and be prepared to make sue that the way you hug them, as you see they are going to hug you, interdicts them putting a hand or body part anywhere near your weapon.

    In this case, you have to think faster than the hugger!
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    In the age where everyone has a cell phone on his hip, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    I don't know. The people that really know me know what they just touched. Those that don't know me never ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwaldon4 View Post
    I just got my CCW and I was wondering what you do when people accidentally feel your gun when they hug you or brush up on you? If they ask what it is what do you tell them?
    I just giggle like a school girl and move on.....
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    Yep. "I am VERY happy to see you!!" Actually, this has happened and I have been asked. When asked by a relative if I was carrying I replied "I don't know what you are talking about" and it was let go.

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    Well I carry AIWB so if they are hugging me that tight they better be really good looking.
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    I run away and scream "He was touching me inappropriately!"
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    Scream and say
    "Oh my gosh!!!!! The safety was off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Old ladies grab my hip all the time (family, not family, all of them...dunno, just an old lady thing I guess). Not one of them ever seems to even blink over it when they lay a hand on my gun. Either they don't even notice or they assume it's a phone. I used to worry about it, now I don't. Heck, today my wife bumped into my gun as she walked by me and didn't even realize that's what she bumped, and she knows I'm carrying.

    I think we all realize that even if people see some printing they don't assume it's a gun. But I've also come to realize that even if people feel it they don't assume it's a gun.
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    Ya know what, this happened to me not too long ago. My aunt and my grandma both kinda hit/grabbed my gun when the hugged me. Luckily neither of them said anything, they probably thought it was my phone or just something on my belt and didn't think to ask. But ever since then what I always do is just give everyone the one handed side-hug lol. It works pretty well for me. Haven't had that happen to me since, and I've hugged quite a few family members since then. My biggest piece of advice would be to be prepared with something to tell them, it'll be pretty awkward if it happens and they ask and your just standing there silent or accidentally say something stupid.
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    Just let them know you have a permit
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    I'll tell them its a heart rate monitor for a new training regimen I'm doing.
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    Go in low ... that is, when folks come to hug you be sure to get in close with your strong arm low on that side, so that the other's arm goes up and away.

    For accidental bumping of it, as in crowds, there's not much you can do. Ignore it, say it's some sort of electronic device, whatever. Of course, it's not going to feel much like bumping into a cell phone, but most won't appreciate the distinction. Most folks won't think twice, given how much crap people seem to be carrying around these days.
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