Easier to conceal my gun
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November 14th, 2006 10:00 AM
Easier to conceal my gun
I am at 80 pounds lost now, I weigh 185 pounds. I started at 265 pounds. That means I am a mere 20 pounds from my target weight of 165. That would make 100 pounds total lost when I get there.
I have noticed that it is MUCH easier to conceal my gun. For instance, Saturday night was the first weekend night after my daughters birthday so she wanted to go to the mall and spend her birthday money (no matter what Dad said about saving up for her first XD in 9 years ) and I decided to try something.
As usual for me when we go to the mall or other large public place near Memphis I conceal my gun so as to not alarm the sheeple. So I wore my usual light button up shirt, unbuttoned, as a cover garment. It is a dark blue short sleeved shirt with sailboat blueprints on it.
About halfway through the evening, my wife asked me if I was carrying. She knows I always carry, even at home, so I thought it was odd that she would ask me. She said she asked because she could not detect even the slight bump on my right hip that the XD usually makes. I told he to feel for it and there it was, in its usual spot.
Then I told her to feel on the left hip as well and she looked puzzled as she felt my left hip and felt the full size Taurus PT-99 there in it's holster. I can now easily hide a full sized or subcompact gun, or both at the same time!
I will not be switching to 2 gun carry but just wanted to try to see how hard it would be to conceal 2 guns. It was not hard at all.
AThe battle of the buldge (what little there is left of it) goes on....
November 14th, 2006 10:00 AM
November 14th, 2006 10:08 AM
Congrats on your contuined sucess in loosing weight,
Sounds like you are about my size now, I can agree, I'm carrying a G21 fullsize Glock even in an office with others standing next to me at the copier.
A great feeling, isn't it.
A young girl save money, That's a good one.
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November 14th, 2006 10:28 AM
Further congrats on the weight shedding - truly impressive to put it mildly Much Kudos.
It has to be a fact tho for sure - our relative size/weight/proportion ratio must have a major effect on ease of carry, well - concealment. I may have mentioned before that I am fortunate mostly for shape, being relatively narrow waist and broad above - so garments fall naturally over a slight space and so negligable printing problem even with full size.
I still weigh in at 200# or so but that is no problem because of the way everything sits - tho I could do without a bit of the extra real estate at front !!
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November 14th, 2006 10:34 AM
Excellent job PT!!! I'm very happy to hear of your success!
I've lost some weight too since February (just over 20 Lbs.) and dropped from a tight-fitting sized 34 (some pants are 35's to facilitate carrying IWB holstered guns) to a 32 (some cuts are 31). I've found it easier to conceal firearms as well.
Good luck there in your goal to get to 165....mine is to get to 155 (I'm currently 167 - 165 depending on the time of day).
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November 14th, 2006 11:03 AM
yeah PT congrats on the weight loss
November 14th, 2006 11:06 AM
I've never quite understood the reasoning behind the belief that a lot of people seem to have that it is easier for a big guy to conceal a gun than for a skinny guy. To me, just the opposite makes more sense--the skinny guy doesn't have all that meat pushing the gun out where everybody can see it.
November 14th, 2006 03:58 PM
That's encouraging! Great job!
I was reading in another forum about carrying at 0100... actually, I could conceal my shooter rather well at 0100, I'd just drop my gut over it! SHEESH!
Keep up the good work bro!
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November 14th, 2006 04:04 PM
Congrats. Glad to hear it is working for you.
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November 14th, 2006 05:13 PM
Mike, congratulations on being a mere shadow of your former self! You are an inspiration to those of use who still need to take off a few pounds. My goal is 175 and I am slowly moving there.
Keep up the good work. I'll bet the knees are really feeling better now.
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November 14th, 2006 07:27 PM
PT, that is great news! You have added a bunch of quality years to your life. WTG!
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November 14th, 2006 08:32 PM
I have heard from more than a few people about the years I have added to my life. One of those who told me this was my Doctor. So, having 5 kids, this makes me feel pretty darn good and at the same time makes me wonder why the heck I didn't do this 10 or 15 years ago.
My knees do in fact feel much better. In fact, I have not had pain in my knees for a few months now and I can run up a flight of stairs, something I could not think of doing at this time last year.
I will post about this again when I reach my target weight of 165. That should be in a few moths if the rate of loss continues at its present pace.
November 14th, 2006 08:47 PM
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November 14th, 2006 09:29 PM
on the weight loss...shows determination and self-control...
Not an easy task, but it sure makes one feel better!
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November 15th, 2006 08:23 AM
Exactly! The truth comes out.
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November 15th, 2006 09:14 AM
Great job on the weight loss.
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