Do not take this the wrong way OP, but I think its a bit lazy on your part to allow such a blatant display of your concealed firearm to happen.....
Well, good for you!
Just started carrying my new (to me) G23 today. With just a decent fitting tshirt on, I can make out a small print of the butt of the gun (actually the base of the magazine).
I'm totally fine with this, you would have to really look or be in the know to notice this little "print" under my shirt. I'm totally comfortable with this and I have no worries of anyone spotting me.
Like others have said, as long as your comfortable and legal, who cares?
In Tn the permit covers open or concealed and one does need one to carry open even.
At 130 pds its hard not to print with many handguns,but do attempt to conceal to the best I can.
- The language of the usurpers: in which 'printing' means bringing terror to the masses, intentions assumed;
- The language of the carrier, knowing full well what's up: it's relatively unimportant; and
- The language of the carrier, unaware of what's up: unintentionally disclosing one's weaponry.
Depends on the perspective.
Here is the problem with "Concealing Poorly", aka Printing. While most BGs are not so smart, alot of proven BGs are! So if I'm a semi-intel BG with sit-rep the first one I taking down is the guy in the T-Shirt showing me he has a gun under it! While one guy on this forum states he can draw and rack in 0.3 second most aren't that fast! And in this case Bang, and LEO will notify the next of Kin! JMHO!:yup:
If you want to show everyone then OC, then without the cover garment you might be able to draw in 0.3 second!:wave:
Or hell wear a CCW badge on your chest!:wave:
It's only poorly concealed if I'm trying to conceal well. I like that I can throw on my paddle holster and cover it with a T-shirt for a 5 minute walk for coffee rather than going through the trouble of putting on the royal guard or mini tuck. What's the difference between printing and OC in this case. Would you feel differently if I OC rather than print?
By the way, the extra exclamation points worked well. lol.
I really don't care if you open carry or conceal carry, more power to you any way you choose to carry. What does not pass muster in my book is equating "I don't care if I'm printing = effective concealment" or rather "If I'm printing it's not poorly concealed"
I guess it really depends on how much printing you've got going on, but if it's easy to tell that it's a gun, it's not very well concealed, regardless of your thoughts on the matter.
If you're going to open carry, that's fine. If you want to conceal, that's fine too.
Carry how you want, but you can conceal quickly and effectively with very little effort if you really want to.
If something is in a state where it can be seen fairly easily by most reasonably observant people, then it is poorly concealed. If I am hiding eggs for an Easter egg hunt for a bunch of kids, and I intentionally situate some of them so they are easily found, they are still poorly concealed, even though I intentionally made them so. Something being poorly concealed is not necessarily positive or negative, it just is. It is simply a state of being. Intention doesn't enter into it.