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    Hi guys,

    As the holiday approaches and the relatives flying in, I have a couple of questions for a person new to concealed carry. We are celebrating the holidays at my Grandparents house and it is not exactly in a desirable neighborhood, it use to be back then, but now it isn’t, anyways I am considering carrying to the house, but my family is Anti. I’m afraid that when they come in contact with me they will find out I’m carrying and flip out. What would you guys do in this situation? Thank you in advance.

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    I have never heard the term "flip out", so dont really know what you are talking about.
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    It means that get mad and start yelling.

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    Don't bathe a while and no one in your family will hug you.
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    CANT - Always Carry, Never Tell. You should carry whenever and wherever you legally can. When your family hugs you, go low, which will force them to hug high. If they happen to touch your CCW, don't even mention it. If they ask about it, change the subject.
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    Thank you for the advice Ben.

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    <-- Really laughing. I thought the part about "flip out" was some new kind of holster, or something.

    Go with an ankle rig. Carry, regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    <-- Really laughing. I thought the part about "flip out" was some new kind of holster, or something.

    Go with an ankle rig. Carry, regardless.
    Thank you Storm, I am considering that. What holster do you recommend.

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    Concealed is concealed. I agree with Ben about hugging low so they have to go high and do your best to avoid bumping into somebody and they should never know.

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    I have two ankle holsters. Both by Galco. One is for a J frame .38 special. Its the more substantial holster of the two. I think its called "the ankle glove". Then for a pocket pistol, like a ruger lcp .380, I have one by Galco that is more like a big elastic ban, a place for the gun, and a snap break on it.

    Both work. Both are well designed and comfortable. The former cost lots more than the latter, btw.

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    Thank you Storm, I am considering that. What holster do you recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    <-- Really laughing. I thought the part about "flip out" was some new kind of holster, or something.

    Go with an ankle rig. Carry, regardless.
    It is storm go to flipoutholsters.com and check them out.
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    Hi Mike,

    Grandparents' house, Grandparents' rules. The choice is up to you if you want to take the chance of getting found out and face the "discussion" of why you feel the need to carry in their house (which is where the discussion will go), or leave it locked in the car.

    Personally I'd probably carry unless they are blathering anti's in which case it gets more complicated and you have to decide which is the lesser of the two, facing their potential wrath or taking the chance that you will not need to defend them and yourself.

    BTW, nice pistol, I carry a 40c myself.

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    Thank you Maxwell for your reply. You hit the nail on the head, this is my exact problem, whether it is worth it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell47 View Post
    Hi Mike,

    Grandparents' house, Grandparents' rules. The choice is up to you if you want to take the chance of getting found out and face the "discussion" of why you feel the need to carry in their house (which is where the discussion will go), or leave it locked in the car.

    Personally I'd probably carry unless they are blathering anti's in which case it gets more complicated and you have to decide which is the lesser of the two, facing their potential wrath or taking the chance that you will not need to defend them and yourself.

    BTW, nice pistol, I carry a 40c myself.

    Max
    I agree with you on this if the grandparents have asked him not to carry but he did not say that was the case. He just said his family members were anti.
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    Agree with the go low, make them hug high. Good practice whether anti's or not. As for carrying, make sure the state does not require notification of the home owner before entering. I know SC requires it, not sure about other states.

    On the other hand, if you look like and dress your avatar, who's going to even notice a gun!!
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