My heart fell below my stomach!!! (if you know what I mean)

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    My heart fell below my stomach!!! (if you know what I mean)

    If you guys don't already know I work for a cell phone store and try to carry as much as possible. So today I was carrying my 24/7 9mm iwb and a marshal that I kinda know comes in and keeps at staring at me. So we were talking about his new phone and stops in the middle of his sentence and says are you packing. Man my heart dropped so fast that I started shaking a lil bit because it was the very first time that someone made me out. So he asked me a couple of question after that about his phone and I was kinda stuttering and he laughed and said I rocked you work didn't I. I smirked and said ya a lil bit. He asked me what gun I had and when I told him he said it was a bit of a thicker gun to be carrying. He also complemented me on how good I hid it. Then he asked why I was carrying and so I told him that I had my ccw. Then I asked him if they were hiring and he looked up fast and asked if I had my OPADA cert because there are ways around getting me in. Unfortunately I don't have it but he did say keep his number and give him a call when I do get it.

    It was a lil eye opener for me just to let me know that I still print or show so watch my movement. I am glad it was a guy that I kinda knew instead of a LEO that I didnít know. Just thought I would share that with you today.

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    I guess that would give you a bit of a scare. What kind of gun were you carrying and what gave it away?

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    Yeah , that would make me nervous. Just curious, what gun did you have that he thought was to thick? How did you have it concealed? He sounds like a good guy to know.

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    He said he was carrying a Taurus 24/7 in the second sentence.
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    I reckon too - there is always a degree of - ''it takes one to spot one''.

    As it turned out, not such a bad experience - once your pulse rate had dropped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falsemap View Post
    Yeah , that would make me nervous. Just curious, what gun did you have that he thought was to thick? How did you have it concealed? He sounds like a good guy to know.
    falsemap i had a Tauras 24/7 9 mm at 3 oclock in a iwb that jarhead made me. it is the pic on the left. real comfy



    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    I guess that would give you a bit of a scare. What kind of gun were you carrying and what gave it away?
    tangle i think he was studyin me for a lil bit and then as I bent over he seen my black clips over my brown belt. (which i will not do anymore )

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    Opps, I need to read more carefully, sorry.

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    One thing you might try is to shift your holster back a few inches so it's at about 4:00 (over the back pocket on your pants). There will be less of a bulge in this position since it's not sitting right over your hip bone the way it does in the 3:00 position.
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    Elrey718, what is an OPADA cert?

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    If One Really Looks...

    you can spot CCW'ers. I have also noted those who make eye contact and LOOK aware sometimes have that 'something' on the hip!
    Even though I sometimes wear one...the fanny packs scream " G U N " to me! It doesn't bother me, obviously, just noting...

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    I find, for me, with that holster and that gun, going a little more forward, say 2-2:30, Keeps the hilt from poking out of the back of your shirt. It allllll depends on your build, stature, stance, posture, whatever you want to call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    I reckon too - there is always a degree of - ''it takes one to spot one''.

    As it turned out, not such a bad experience - once your pulse rate had dropped!
    Yes, I spotted one with a small revolver in a rear pocket and a pocket

    holster, yesterday, just a slight print of the grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    the fanny packs scream " G U N " to me! ret
    no doubt, especially when the bag is so weighty it hangs down too much.
    " Hey fella, you carrying a rock in there or what ?"

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    I think P95Carry nailed it. There is an element of "leopards knowing their own spots".
    I've spotted a couple of CCers (right here is Sacramento!) since I started reading this forum, just by learning to make eye contact with most people I see in public. You can "just tell" the ones that are also paying attention (versus the ones that might be sizing you up).
    Also, other gear is a tip off. Other neatly dressed and groomed individuals with: cell phone clip, pen light scabbard, pocket pliers case, etc... And if you look carefully, yep, there's the pocket holster also.
    I dunno if perfect concealment is possible or not, but I suppose it is a tradeoff between stealth and accessibility.

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    To the trained eye, it is easier to spot.
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