Getting lazy on the "concealed" part of concealed carry?

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    Getting lazy on the "concealed" part of concealed carry?

    Do any of you boys (and girls) intentionally ignore the fact that sometimes you print a little too much? In the summer, even my smallest gun (Walther PP) prints under a t-shirt and Texas is just too darn hot to add layers for coverage. About half the time I just say, "screw it" and go out anyways.

    Am I looking to get in trouble or do less folks notice than I really think? Even my wife has called me on it when printing too much.


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    Printing is not addressed in FL law...not a problem I worry much about here. I do, however, want my SD tools to be concealed.
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    people dont notice much about their surrondings. i was real uptight about printing when i first started cc, but now not so much. and since ohio is an open carry state im not too worried about breaking any laws.

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    Be careful... printing is illegal in Texas. I, too, carry a PP. In Louisiana, I'm like you... I don't care. However, I also live in Texas half the time. I have to be sure its not printing.
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    Living in rural North Georgia, there are times when I don't sweat it. If I'm riding the bike with a lot of like minded brothers, I don't give a rip one way or the other. They all carry too, so it's no big surprise if someone is printing. If I'm in more sociable settings with polite society, I take better care of ensuring that my pistol is concealed.

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    The answer is no; I always try to avoid printing.
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    I noticed recently that wearing my Leatherman while wearing a t-shirt prints almost the same as carrying concealed with a t-shirt and I've been wearing that thing for along time and never been called out on it. For the most part I don't think most people ever notice that kind of stuff.
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    Printing isn't illegal where I live, and people may not notice, but I try very hard not to print.
    I don't want unnecessary attention.
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    I would make a better effort to conceal. It could cost you your ability to have a CHL for 5 years or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    I would make a better effort to conceal. It could cost you your ability to have a CHL for 5 years or more.
    Farronwolf could be right depending on how badly you are printing. In Texas you must conceal it well enough that a reasonable person can't determine that it's a gun.

    Maximumrob, post a picture of yourself dressed the way you do in the summer. Don't tell us where you're carrying and maybe we can put it in perspective. Your wife is calling you out on it because she knows the gun is there. Maybe it looks like nothing more than a cell phone to everyone else.
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    I don't worry about it, living in an open carry state is nice
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    NC is an OC state, so printing is not an issue. Depends on where I am going, but sometimes I could care less.
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    Its good to live in a state where you don't have to worry about printing.
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    I open carried a lot in Tennessee so printing wasn't a problem but now that we live in Indiana , I find that I am having to re-learn some of the tricks I used to conceal effectively again. So I may not be doing it as well as I should but I am continually working on getting better at it all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntingfrog View Post
    Maximumrob, post a picture of yourself dressed the way you do in the summer. Don't tell us where you're carrying and maybe we can put it in perspective. Your wife is calling you out on it because she knows the gun is there. Maybe it looks like nothing more than a cell phone to everyone else.
    This sounds like a good idea. Post the photo. We're really the ones who look anyways, not the sheep.
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