It ''shouts gun''!!

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    Old Chief is right. I can spot a LE or good CCW'er by the awareness of surrounding, more than clothing worn. Same way I pick out potential thieves, they tend to look around more than shop.
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    Speaking as someone who this time last year was just beginning to investigate concealed carry, I can say that before I began trying to figure out how to conceal a weapon I never paid attention to how people dressed. I know people who wear vests, fanny packs, untucked oversized shirts, etc and until I actually started trying to decide how to conceal I never thought about why they wore them. I have always had pretty good situational awareness and carried other types of non-firearm weapons at various times, but the fact that a vest, fanny pack, etc might be concealing a firearm never entered my mind.

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    This vest might give you away.
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    Those who understand binary, and those that don't.

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    pappy said:
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    I Used To Think...

    that vests and fanny packs screamed 'gun'.
    Some good points have been made here...most people aren't really looking. Those who would put 2+2=4 together...are other CCW'ers...who cares?

    Just having the weapon puts me in a cautious state...I have only viewed a few other potential CCW'ers...and it is the dress and observant demeanor that really gives a better picture.

    I have worn my 5.11 vest of a few ocassions, weather permitting, and once in a while...a fanny pack. Usually, I just like my IWB strong or sob.

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    Shoot, I make a phanny pack look good.

    Mine is the only thing I carry with.

    I don't care if people figure I'm packing or not. I've never been asked if I was or was not. It's America, concealed carry is legal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falkon View Post
    I like vests. but a murse is out. (man Purse)
    Murse, that is good.

    My wife calls my murse my "man bag".

    My CZ-75 Compack 9mm is easy access and I also keep my wallet, cell phone, and other needed stuff for the day in the front compartment........Course like I said before I make a phanny pack look good.

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    I wear a vest a lot, but it's got a couple of fishin' lures stuck to it. Down here (FL Gulf coast) that's kinda normal. The other option is a tee-shirt with a big, really, really LOUD Hawaian shirt that I've been told just shouts A$$ho(& !!!
    It also helps if you mumble a lot to yourself. This helps keep them distracted.
    What if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it's all about?

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    It also helps if you mumble a lot to yourself. This helps keep them distracted.
    Great idea

    At my advanced age that would be easy to pull off - eccentric ole phart attitude - love it

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    Any of you use the Sig vest with the velcro pocket on both sides for your gun?

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    If I didn't wear a vest, my pants would fall down from the weight of all the stuff in the pockets. I would have to start wearing Cargo Pants just for the extra room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Any of you use the Sig vest with the velcro pocket on both sides for your gun?
    I would think the Velcro would be loud and slow to open. I have never tried it but that's just what I think it would be like.
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    I've been carrying concealed for the last 17 and 3/4 years.

    I agree that at least 95% of the people out there don't notice anything.

    I wear a vest often and I use a fanny pack when I'm on my boat. I've never had anyone notice or say anything about it.
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    My 5.11 vest was the greatest diaper bag a guy could ever have. I carried diapers, wipes, a bottle, cheerios, toys, keys, cell phone, gloves, and underneath wore a 1911 and spare mags. The really cool part was the other dads in the restroom being jealous because my "diaper bag" was fully concealed as a vest with no pink flowers or baby blue vinyl bags that scream "BABY!"

    The baby screamed instead.

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    The only people that know to look for that are carring a gun themselves, the rest are more concerned about wearing white after labor day.

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