How 'Bout This - My Concealed Test

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    How 'Bout This - My Concealed test

    I decided to do a "concealed test", very sceintific under "un-controlled" conditions after I got my TN Handgun Carry Permit, Glock 33 "pocket rocket" and the excellent CrossBreed SuperTuck Deluxe IWB holster w/matching belt. I started the "test" in mid May and here's my "scientific" results/experience.

    My family knows I have the HCP but they thought I wasn't carrying. Also, my best friend and hunting buddy got his permit the same time as I did so he knows I have the permit as well (but thought I was not carrying).

    I started carrying in mid-May almost daily. I was amazed by the results of the "test". Absolutely NOBODY including LEO's noticed that I was carrying!

    I finally let my wife know that I was "strapped" (LOL), recently I had to go "rescue" my 19 year old daughter from a "less than safe" part of town (Boy does she make bad choices!). My wife was concerned for my safety since it was about 3am when my Daughter called us for the "rescue" and it was definitely a "high crime/gang area". I reassured her that I was "safe" and she asked "what do you mean?", so I lifted my shirt up showing her my Glock 33 in my SuperTuck holster. She did a double take and said "How long have you had that!", I replied that I had been carrying since May and boy was she surprised! But, she has told me that she really feels good that I am carrying when we go out and she now wants to learn about guns and how to shoot. She wants to get her TN HCP TOO!

    Is this COOL or WHAT?

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    Don't think that a gun makes you "safe". Even if you have a gun, going into a bad area is still a bad idea.

    On an unrelated note: Good your daughter wants to start carrying. Make sure she has a good training. Be a responsible parent ;]
    Knowing is half the battle.

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    He's talking about his wife there at the end, not his daughter. The way the OP reads, he was talking to his wife, speaking about how "safe" he was.

    Kewel on nobody noticing you're CCing. Sounds like you're doing it right.
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    Sounds like your doing everything right. Congrats! on the wife, get her permit, take her shopping and then to the range!
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    good job,sounds fine to me!
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    Good job! Especially on the daughter rescue. I've always told mine that if she ever needed me to pick her up anytime, anywhere, I will be there. No questions asked.

    But please remember, the greatest safety tool you have is your brain. Carrying a gun does not make you invincible, it simply gives you better odds.
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    Amen to everyone's comments, my posts usually spark some "discussion".

    I also am not advocating going into "hostile areas" just because you have a gun on you. BAD idea as a rule, shoot in self defense and get jailed for murder because "you went there looking for an excuse to shoot someone". I went because it was my daughter I was "rescuing" I'm not superman, just a Dad. I HAD to go.

    No, the handgun did not make me think I was "invincible" I was just "safer" than going un-armed.

    I always think thru scenarios before I get into them whenever possible. I never go off "half-cocked" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffworks View Post
    He's talking about his wife there at the end, not his daughter. The way the OP reads, he was talking to his wife, speaking about how "safe" he was.

    Kewel on nobody noticing you're CCing. Sounds like you're doing it right.
    Oh, good point. Tend to fixate on daughters. *hide*
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    Tonight my wife met me at the hospital to bring my phone charger. I am working 38 hours straight on the medic and I needed a charge. As I hugged her goodbye I patted her waist and gave her the evil eye. She ran out real quick in her comfie clothes and didn't arm up. Which is ironic since she had to tell me about some loon who followed her the whole way from our house to the hospital. (full moon rule in effect)

    I say this because I can usually know when she is packing and when she isn't, which is rare. On the other hand, she has fibromyalgia and doesn't like to hug/touch because it causes pain at certain times and in certain areas so she doesn't usually give me an accidental frisk.

    Since May you haven't been made by a hug? That's pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Sounds like your doing everything right. Congrats! on the wife, get her permit, take her shopping and then to the range!
    +1!
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    Because you're new to CWP I 'll give ya break.

    My profession requires I go into bad neighborhoods from time to time. During the day things are pretty calm but it's anybodys guess at night!

    With Nightime calls, I call the local authorties and ask for an escort. They need the work and I need to added protection. Gives them the reason to ask questions/make arrest too if necessary.

    If they are booked I ask for a drive-by/welfare check stating the reason for my invitation into the hood. Has never failed me.

    And I have never had to draw except once. Nope, I will not go into that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedinius View Post
    Don't think that a gun makes you "safe". Even if you have a gun, going into a bad area is still a bad idea.

    On an unrelated note: Good your daughter wants to start carrying. Make sure she has a good training. Be a responsible parent ;]
    Makes you safer then without one. I'm sure you can concede that point at least as I concede that you have a valid point of not going into bad parts of town unless necessary (unless your daughter calls from their there as stated).
    Last edited by Guardian; June 26th, 2010 at 04:30 PM. Reason: Reworded
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    Well... cough, I've worked in "the hood" for many, many years. NEVER get that comfy feelin' you're safe because you have a firearm on your hip. Doesn't mean squat to the thugs who've got it in for ya. Situational awareness and "street smarts" are your best tools down there.

    Nice job on gettin' the daughter out of there, could have been very volatile. Hope it never happens again!

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    Way to go DukeShooter! I have tried every which way to carry comfortably but seem to like the OWB Raven Phantom the best. I used the paddle clips and can shift the whole deal forward for car comfort. As far as the rest goes... you do feel safer when you're packing some heat. That is why we carry concealed. As soon as you say you were in a bad area, people jump on it to criticize you for being there. Sometimes it just happens due to where you live and have to travel to. Not everyone can pick and choose where they go and when they get to go. My wife knows I carry everyday but doesn't even seem to know it's there most days.

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    Sounds like a good deal all the way around, with even your wife wanting to get involved with CC. Good job with the conceal.
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