HOW do you RESPOND?

HOW do you RESPOND?

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    HOW do you RESPOND?

    How do you respond when someone asks about your IWB holster clips that show on your belt?I'm still waiting on my CHL approval and haven't started carrying yet, but I know I have friends and coworkers who would be curious about visible holster clips and ask what I had on my belt. What do you say???Thanks!
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    Never had anyone notice them, most people now days have such tunnel vision that unless something smacks them right between the eyes they will never notice it.
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    Unless there's a picture of the clips of your IWB holster on the screen of their smartphone, the majority of people probably won't notice it.
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    What msgt/ret said.

    I also have had no comments. And the Crossbreed clips are a bit more eyecatching than others. They do tend to get covered a bit by the shirt being bloused out a bit, so they're shadowed.

    If ever asked, and I couldn't just avoid the question, I might say, "They hold up a life support device." That, or my colostomy bag!
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    Never had anyone ask. They assume I assume that its just some phone case or some other thing like that that thousands pof folks carry on their belts.

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    With all the people that carry cell phones, etc. in belt "holsters", it is unlikely that anyone would bother to ask, even if they did notice. But as others have said, it is unlikely that anyone will even notice. If anyone did ask, I'd simply tell them it is a devise to ensure I keep breathing and my heart beating.
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    Here is a simple test that has been posted before, notice anything unusual?

    selective attention test - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Here is a simple test that has been posted before, notice anything unusual?

    selective attention test - YouTube
    Interesting! I didn't get the count right, but I did notice what is mentioned at the end of the video. I won't say what here. Don't want to spoil it for others.
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    I usually don't tuck my shirt in anyway, so it's a non issue.

    But a few things you can do....

    1- Blouse the shirt out over the belt.
    2- Make sure the clips are the same color as your belt.
    3- Look into J clips or velcro clips.
    4- Get a clip less holster, remora, sticky, etc.
    5- Pocket carry.
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    I had a woman barber ask what the black clips were for when I removed my jacket and, I politely told her that they helped hold my jock strap up and in place. She never said another word the rest of the time I was in the chair.
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    Whatever you do, be sure you respond IN ALL CAPS.

    But seriously - people won't ask as often as you might think. I don't wear that type of holster, but I can't imagine someone (even someone I know) saying "By the way, what is that clip on your belt there?" It just wouldn't come up. But if it did - "It's a belt clip." Then you can redirect, change the subject, make up a story, tell the truth....whatever you want to do based on the person who's asking. It's a pretty personal question to ask someone - you've clearly been staring at their butt/belt/crotch long enough to notice something small that would normally go unnoticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckusaret View Post
    I had a woman barber ask what the black clips were for when I removed my jacket and, I politely told her that they helped hold my jock strap up and in place. She never said another word the rest of the time I was in the chair.
    But what if she called your bluff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckusaret View Post
    I had a woman barber ask what the black clips were for when I removed my jacket and, I politely told her that they helped hold my jock strap up and in place. She never said another word the rest of the time I was in the chair.
    LOL

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    Since I don't tuck my shirt in, if they can see my clips, there is a good chance they can see my gun... with that being said, i probably have bigger problems at that point than just some visible clips.
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    never happened

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