This is a discussion on Liberal Blog Posts HOWTO spot a concealed handgun owner within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by GWRedDragon I have always thought that the gait thing seems like a good argument for symmetrical carry...have two identical guns in identical ...
Due to a few twinges I normally have an asymmetrical gait. I have to 'load' one side with a 45 to even it out!
Can we get a chart on how to spot an OCer?
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I have been carrying for a long time now and I think my gait has become more asymmetrical when I am not carrying then it is when I am carrying. I carry a Sig P226 on My right at 3 o'clock. The only bad habit my wife or I have noticed is that I sometimes use it as an arm rest while stinding in line at the store.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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This is such a ridiculous bunch of crap. How do you know that the person doesn't have one leg shorter than the other or has a bad knee? Or even just a cramp?
I paid attention to my own gait while walking through the mall last night. Even with a gigantic .45 on my hip, there was no difference in the way I walked.
I did however, notice that bit about covering the weapon while walking close to someone who I was keeping an eye on. (Yes, I profile. You look like a thug, I'm going to pay more attention to you than the little old lady on the other side)
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I can see gait and arm movement being a means to spot you if you DON'T have a holster. That's alot of shifting in the waistband or swinging in a coat pocket that people subconciously try to control.
No carry permit holder I have ever spoken with, seen, or heard of, carries without a holster, other than pocket carry. I don't fear walking in front of somebody watching my gait or arm movement.
Some interesting comments to that info on the blog. I was surprised to read as many positive remarks about carrying concealed. Some of the negative comments were laughable. One guy stated that if the laws were changed so that carrying a gun had a mandatory jail sentence that most criminals wouldn't arm themselves.. He didn't understand our perspective of arming ourselves for self-protection - he referred to carrying as "escalating" the BG encounter situation. Sheeple
Sorry if a got a little off topic..
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WOW! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that...LOL!
As for assymetrical gate, I have a bad hip and when it is bothering me, I have a hitch in my gate. My husband's bad back acting up will do the same thing to him (and he never carries).
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My mom had hip surgery and they made one leg 1/2" shorter than the other. She now walks around in circles.
It's all a moot point in today's society/age. People carry cell phones, knives, tools, and other electronic devices on their waist. A bulge on ones side can be anything.
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