Do you ever look at other people to see if they're packing?

Do you ever look at other people to see if they're packing?

This is a discussion on Do you ever look at other people to see if they're packing? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ever since I've been carrying, I've been looking at other people to see how they are dressed, and to see if I could make out ...

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 62
  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array SubNine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Anchorage Alaska
    Posts
    1,969

    Do you ever look at other people to see if they're packing?

    Ever since I've been carrying, I've been looking at other people to see how they are dressed, and to see if I could make out the possible print of a concealed firearm. I always enjoy seeing others packing, and knowing that there are many other law abiding citizens who exercise a right that has been lost in many states. One night while at Dennys, I saw a taxi driver with an XD on his belt, along with a spare mag. It made me get butterflies in my stomach LOL!


  2. #2
    Member Array WVCCW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    49
    I don't get the buterflies but yes I do try to notice if they are carrying along with their attitude.
    Be Safe and Careful,
    Corbett

    Mountaineers Are Always Free

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array lowflyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    1,221
    I always look for weapons of any kind.
    Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.

  4. #4
    Member Array djturnz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    258
    I look, but I have yet to spot anyone except for my friend who is a police officer, but was off duty.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array gregarat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    US
    Posts
    862
    I was to meet a bud at the Mall to get something to eat. When we spoted sech other, he made a fake Draw&shoot gesture. There was a couple between us. The man was wearing a fanny pack. He jumped abit when Matt made the gesture. I also look for guys in thein 30's+ who dont tuck in there button up shirt.

  6. #6
    Member Array WVCCW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    49
    You may not actually spot the weapon but there are many giveaways.

    Their attitude, their walk, how the arms are held, touching the weapon with either hand or elbow , clothes clutching to keep wind from blowing shirt open, bulges, clothes sagging, to name a few.
    Be Safe and Careful,
    Corbett

    Mountaineers Are Always Free

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array raevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    4,849
    Usually the longer a person has carried the harder they are to spot.
    After a time one gets comfortable and stops the unconcious checking and adjustinf of clothes. Many things can print, they may or may not be weapons.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Array enigmaone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    englewood fl
    Posts
    1,055
    Situational awareness at all times, i think jeff cooper calls it
    Condition Orange.
    quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,775

    I'm Always Looking...

    and have spotted others who are CCW. I hope no one would ever suspect me...

    ret
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  10. #10
    pax
    pax is offline
    Senior Member Array pax's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    WA state
    Posts
    506
    Lately I've been watching what other women are wearing to figure out if a gun could be concealed under the outfits they have on.

    Rules: I'm not counting women who definitely have a gun on (I've spotted two in the past six months), just whether a gun could reasonably be worn with what they have on, in ankle holster, belly band, or IWB/OWB, with no alterations to the outfit whatsoever. Bags & purses don't count -- the outfit itself has to be suited to concealed carry. Teenage girls don't count, only adult women. If in doubt, I count her as an adult.

    By my very rough and unscientific figuring, 85+% of the adult women I see around town could reasonably hide a gun under the clothes they are wearing when I see them. Of course, this is the Pacific Northwest, where a sweatshirt is high fashion. When I traveled to California in the middle of summer, the number went down to around 65%.

    Still pretty high. One of these days I'm going to get to the mall with a camera and a notebook, and do it scientifically. I think most women give up on on-body carry too easily.

    pax
    Kathy Jackson
    My website: Cornered Cat

  11. #11
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,289
    I used to be a LEO so I do more than look for weapons!
    It sometimes drives me nuts but part of me will always be a cop!

    (Yeah pax... that's what I'll tell my wife when she catches me checking out women... "honest honey, I was just looking for weapons"!) I know, it's not the same when women check out other women!
    Last edited by Thumper; September 9th, 2006 at 05:58 PM.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  12. #12
    Member Array PolarBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Garland, NC (About 25 miles east of Fayetteville)
    Posts
    231
    I always look for things like this, but that is part of my job. And I do get that feeling of “butterflies in my stomach" but probably not for the same reason you do.

    One time I was assigned to work a detail at a race track (1/4 mile track) and had a guy walk by me and had the outline of a gun (turned out to be a .380) in the right rear pocket of his jeans. If you were not looking for it you would have never seen it. I called another officer on the radio and when he was away from the crowd we cautiously approached and stopped the man (in NC it is illegal to CCW in any place that charges admission or serves alcohol, this place did both). It turned out he worked there and had permission from the owner; we verified this and sent him on his way.
    Last edited by PolarBear; September 9th, 2006 at 05:47 PM.
    "Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud..."
    -Jeff Cooper, "The Art of the Rifle"

  13. #13
    Member Array jhfox462's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    290
    I always look. Just to see if I can tell because I want to know what gives it away that they are carrying. I have yet to see another person though who is carrying.
    Benjamin Franklin once said, "he that would supplant a little liberty for a little safety deserves neither".

  14. #14
    Lead Moderator
    Array rocky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    16,026
    Yep, part of the job though, as well as noticing what they are wearing.
    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson


    Nemo Me Impune Lacesset

  15. #15
    Ex Member Array one eyed fatman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    500
    Don't think we'll be hearing from the guy's who thinks it's gay to look at other guy's waist here. I check out everybody when going anywhere, crowded or not. Pays to keep aware of what's going on around you.

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. 21 and (soon to be) packing
    By Joelxd87 in forum New Members Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: February 11th, 2009, 11:47 PM
  2. Who's Packing
    By MP45Man in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: September 23rd, 2008, 10:36 PM
  3. Packing a BB gun??
    By DrLewall in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: November 21st, 2007, 10:54 AM
  4. packing.org
    By Tom G in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 23rd, 2007, 07:46 PM
  5. Hard People v. Soft People - Long, but worth it.
    By sgtD in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: February 13th, 2007, 07:37 PM

Search tags for this page

see what they're packing

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors