How to spot a CCW

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    How to spot a CCW

    Interesting little pictorial...




    From this http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-...ic_id=1&topic=

    Part of this was actually printed in the New York Times.
    I'll take a .45 and a large side of JHPs, please.

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    First impression - written by someone who doesn't carry daily, and written to spot those that don't carry daily.
    "Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.

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    This should be a "stickie" for all the new CCW Packers.

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    Interesting. I wonder how much of this I'm guilty of. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post
    Interesting. I wonder how much of this I'm guilty of. Thanks for posting.
    That's why I posted it. If you know what to look for, you know what NOT to do. Some of these "tells" are easily negated by a decent-quality holster and belt.
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    I noticed they haven't caught on to the Smart Carry.......

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    What, no 5.11 vest?
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    Yep, a good holster and belt negates the need to constantly check or reposition the gun. There's a lot of info in there that might apply to someone that uses Mexican carry but 98% of the folks on this Forum wouldn't be as easily spotted and they (we) aren't as paranoid about being "made."
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    Good post. The newer to CCW , the more likely you are to adjust, feel for or otherwise give away you are carrying. My biggest problem , was not hiking up my pants/belt while holding the pistol(in holster).
    Another tell is someone constantly pulling down on a cover garment (to make sure it is covering the holster/gun.)
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    This does not appear to be oriented toward those persons who carry concealed legally and ordinarily/daily.
    The source as stated on the pic. indicates as much.

    This is good info for Joe & Mary Average-Citizen as we walk around in our daily lives and shop at 'Gun Free' malls.
    Looking out for ourselves, largely law abiding permitted concealed carriers, is a waste of time as it's bad guys, predators, and those with mental issue types (e.g. I just got fired but I'm back to clear up a few things) who do not own holsters or use them, do not own gunbelts or even know there is a difference, and are generally as indicated poor in their thought processes & planning toward carrying of weapons in a concealed manner.

    IMHO this is an excellent piece that maybe should be stickied.



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    This info can be used 2 fold.
    1. helps us CCW'ers to not show traits we are carrying
    2. helps to spot someone who might not be carrying legally
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    If I get caught in a downpour and im running I typically hold my pockets anyway (gun or not) just so my wallet, keys, or cell phone don't flop out. PLus it makes it easier to run if 2lbs of crap isn't flopping all around your leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    IMHO this is an excellent piece that maybe should be stickied.
    Agreed. This is clearly aimed at spotting someone who is carrying a gun without proper gear.

    Those of us who wear holsters and EDC have other tells (like pulling on our shirt-tails or keeping an elbow close to cover the outline of the gun when kneeling. Janq is right, though, these aren't the tells we should be concerned over.

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    So, I guess if you see someone sitting in their car or waiting until the rain stops could be a CCW'er as well. They would do this so A) they don't have to run with their gun and have to hold it, and B) their equipment does not get wet and mandate a quick wipe down.
    You guys are correct, gear makes the issues vanish. Too bad most will not take the time to educate or learn the in's and out's of carry and will take the cheapest route. I know many, many who do just that. Frustrates the crap out of me, but hey, they don't pack much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Good post. The newer to CCW , the more likely you are to adjust, feel for or otherwise give away you are carrying. My biggest problem , was not hiking up my pants/belt while holding the pistol(in holster).
    Another tell is someone constantly pulling down on a cover garment (to make sure it is covering the holster/gun.)
    Yes, I'm guilty on both counts as well, but I'd rather give my shirt a tug every so often than have the shirt tucked over the grip, or worse yet the shirt under the gun altogether. Some "tells" are at least minimizing your "announcing", if you know what I mean.

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