What do you say??

What do you say??

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    What do you say??

    I've began to carry basically everyday now and can do so very discretely with a kimber ultra in a crossbreed supertuck with just a t-shirt. Anyways, I was at church today and a friend hugged me and just happened to put her hand right on it. I didn't say anything, but she gave me a weird look. My question is, what do you say?

    I know it is best just to avoid the hug, but sometimes you just can't.

    Do you just smile and give them a wink?


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    I have that same problem, my family and my girlfriends family are all huggers, I am curious how people respond as well.

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    I stoop low enough that their arms go around my neck.

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    thats a good idea but what about those people that like half hugs, they come up on your side and put an arm around you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    I stoop low enough that their arms go around my neck.
    Get in the habit of hugging low forcing them to go high.

    However, if they take you off guard and ask, "What's that?" then you decide if you want them to know or not.

    Some people leave their cell phones on them and just say, "Cell phone," or pager.. or whatever and they can pull it out to end any discussion on the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    thats a good idea but what about those people that like half hugs, they come up on your side and put an arm around you...
    Yep, I get those a lot too.

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    I had this same issue with my mother inlaw and just told her that I would always protect the family, she said it would be our little secret. You have to make that decision depending on the person in question
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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    Get in the habit of hugging low forcing them to go high.
    ^This is good. Being self-employed, my customers often become close friends (we tend to be huggers down south). If you have the height, an "A-frame" hug also works. Give them a cheek and a shoulder, keeping the hips far away.
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    If someone hugs me and feels it, I'll just say, "that's my sidearm." If they ask about it, I say, "just exercising my Second Amendment rights." In fact, the Second Amendment says, "keep and bear arms..." Bear means "carry".

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    Or I ignore it.....

    Unless you are "armed" with facts and ready for debate, I wouldn't even address it unless they want to discuss. Otherwise, you're baiting yourself into a "why do you need THAT!?" discussion...
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    Maybe to safest way, for the huggers, is to wear it in a jock strap. If they find it there you have another problem. Never mind, let's not go there. LOL
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    If I'm giving anyone a hug it is a good friend or a family member and they all know I carry so I've yet to have that encounter but if it ever happens I honestly don't know how I would react.

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    I'm prickly, sarcastic, jaded, bitter, and a touch angry most of the time. People tend to avoid hugging me.


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    I wish it was something I had to even worry about here in Illinois !!

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