I thought I got made today.

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    I thought I got made today.

    I was working in one of my accounts today and this lady was standing there and all of a sudden she says "what is that?" as she's pointing to my side. I wear a crossbreed IWB holster at about 3:30-4 on that side. I started saying what. I also wear my cell phone on the same side at 3 o'clock to kinda take away from the buldge of the holster. Anyway, she started pointing at my side and came over and touched my cell phone case. I have a leather phone case with big silver star on it. That's what she was pointing at, the silver star. She asked if I had it on there because of the Texas Star. I said yes and she said she liked it. I said thanks and kinda moved to the side and changed the subject. I had just got through reading the thread on here last night about what you say when people ask about your gun. I was going thru my mind trying to decide what to tell her before I knew she was talking about my cell phone case. After I left the account and calmed down a bit I thought it was funny and good that she didn't notice anything else. I guess my set up works pretty good for me.
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    I'm in sales and have had a few close calls, I was at a customers facility and I turned a corner and ran my holster into a pole. The gun and holster to the brunt of the impact so it didn't really hurt but it made a distinct sound. The customer noticed and looked at me a little funny but I just kept moving and moved on with our conversation.

    It made me a little nervous but all was ok.

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    All is well that ends well. The crossbreed is a good holster.

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    Sounds like a pretty close call. You may want to consider a more discreet carry method with a smaller package while at work in the future.

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    Whew, close one. My only real criticism here is that you let her close enough to touch the phone case. Yes, it ended up being what she was referring to, but what if it wasn't?
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    Much like a blade stance, you can control which side people are on by how you postition your body, whether standing or sitting. Just gotta find a clever way to get them on your left side instead of your right. With a Crossbreed though, it's pretty tough not to conceal. She proved this by noticing your cell phone instead of your weapon.

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    That's one reason I don't get overly concerned about printing; most people think it's a cell and will believe you if that's your answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back 40 View Post
    I'm in sales and have had a few close calls, I was at a customers facility and I turned a corner and ran my holster into a pole. The gun and holster to the brunt of the impact so it didn't really hurt but it made a distinct sound. The customer noticed and looked at me a little funny but I just kept moving and moved on with our conversation.

    It made me a little nervous but all was ok.
    Ive had this happen before. You hear the DING off the pole and start looking to see who may have heard...
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back 40 View Post
    I'm in sales and have had a few close calls, I was at a customers facility and I turned a corner and ran my holster into a pole. The gun and holster to the brunt of the impact so it didn't really hurt but it made a distinct sound. The customer noticed and looked at me a little funny but I just kept moving and moved on with our conversation.

    It made me a little nervous but all was ok.
    LOL.... I was in a customers wood kitchen chair and slid back....thud!. I about crapped...the husband glanced up, but never said anything......until we were building his project. He was cool about it...he was into guns and hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back 40 View Post
    I'm in sales and have had a few close calls, I was at a customers facility and I turned a corner and ran my holster into a pole. The gun and holster to the brunt of the impact so it didn't really hurt but it made a distinct sound. The customer noticed and looked at me a little funny but I just kept moving and moved on with our conversation.

    It made me a little nervous but all was ok.
    I've smacked my gun into a few things. I don't even look around; I just rub my elbow like that's what hit the door jamb, pole, etc., since the gun rests below my elbow anyway.
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    Glock23MI, paaiyan
    The project I was working on was in a corner and I had no choice but to stand the way I was. She originally was on the other side of the room and came up close when she seen my phone case. It was the first time anybody had done that and I panicked and froze for a second. I know I screwed up by letting her get that close but I guess I was in shock. I just need to practice that move more.

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    I have been thinking about getting a smaller pocket gun to carry while I work but I keep thinking about the 16 shots my Glock 19 has compared to the 7-8 that a pocket gun will have. I guess I should probably think a little harder about the smaller guns. The work I do I'm always bending and stretching up high and I'm afraid my shirt will come untucked one day. So far I haven't had any problems but it only takes one time for the wrong person to see you.

    bps3040
    I started carrying right before Thankgiving and we went to my moms for the hoilday and she has wood chairs and I just sat down like I normally did and my gun made a big thump noise on her chair also. My mom didn't know I was carrying at the time so she looked up at me like what was that noise. I just started talking and she never said anything. Since then I've been trying to watch how I set down now.

    Sorry for responding this way but I don't know how to do the multiple quotes and I didn't wan't to do a new post for each reply. Thanks for all of the sugestions so far. This really is a great web site.

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    If you're printing and someone asks, here's a variety of answers that may not lead to any more questions:

    - Medical device
    - Insulin pump
    - Colostomy bag (no one will ask add'l questions)
    - Cardiac monitoring unit
    - Brachytherapy radiation therapy unit (they won't get too close)
    - Hip or back brace
    - Penile implant pump (again, no questions)
    - I'm just glad to see you (you might get lucky)

    People are less likely to ask questions about medical stuff, especially something that is somewhat sensitive or embarassing.
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    I've thought about the colostomy bag answer but I'm one of those freaks that think if you say it to much it will come true. I know I have issues(more than just that one).

    I plan on telling people that I wear a back support if someone ever ask about the bulge on my backside. It does go with the kind of work I do. A lot of people wear them because of lifting things all day and I used to wear one at my old job but I don't with this job because I don't lift near as much stuff anymore but nobody knows that.

    I do like the penile implant pump but my wife would not think that was funny if it got back around to her that I was telling people that. I do like that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropTop View Post
    I've thought about the colostomy bag answer but I'm one of those freaks that think if you say it to much it will come true. I know I have issues(more than just that one).

    I plan on telling people that I wear a back support if someone ever ask about the bulge on my backside. It does go with the kind of work I do. A lot of people wear them because of lifting things all day and I used to wear one at my old job but I don't with this job because I don't lift near as much stuff anymore but nobody knows that.

    I do like the penile implant pump but my wife would not think that was funny if it got back around to her that I was telling people that. I do like that though.
    Over time, you have to say enough shock stuff that your wife will never be surprised or embarassed. After 17 years, my wife wouldn't even flinch at that. Heck, as part of a charity fund raiser for the American Cancer Society, I participated in a beauty pagent....all guys...not dressed as guys either....and I won!?!?!? You know how my wife found out? My name and picture was on the front page of the local newspaper (along with the story of it being a charity event). She was quite proud (lol).
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