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Getting 'friendly'

This is a discussion on Getting 'friendly' within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by taogoat How have the rest of you handled either the concern or the actual happening? How has carrying affected bein' friendly with ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taogoat View Post
    How have the rest of you handled either the concern or the actual happening? How has carrying affected bein' friendly with you better half?
    When I started carrying, I showed her the gun and the holster, pointing out how the trigger guard is completely covered and she saw the logic. She went from "The only person around here to shoot is me", after a few weeks of my not shooting her, to accepting my practice.

    Occasionally she has touched it, like when we are both doing something at close quarters in the kitchen. It doesn't seem to bother her.

    We have no family living within 1000 miles, nor intimate acquaintances, so no one else ever touches me except via a hand-shake.
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    After recently introducing the idea to my fiancee (who lives with me.) And purchasing my first handgun (cz40p, w00t.) She isn't bothered by it. This is a woman who does carry a rather large Ken Onion Kershaw,and owns about 7 other folders that she LOVES. "I love shooting,but I don't love guns." Although whenever I have it out to clean it or whatever,she always asks to hold it,and see it.


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    I've been pretty lucky with my wife. She loves guns and is getting her permit. She makes sure I have it with me all the time and says she feels safer when I have it. On the rare nights out without our daughter she puts her arm around my waist while walking across the movie theater parking lot saying that she can grab the gun if someone comes up from the front without me having to reach around for it...

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    I get bumped (checked to make sure) when we're out. The wife is glad to know we have some protection. It's reassuring for both of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taogoat View Post
    Her biggest concern (after the gun misfiring for absolutely no apparent reason) is her accidentally touching it when she's just coming in for a hug, cuddling up on the couch, or otherwise being friendly. How have the rest of you handled either the concern or the actual happening? How has carrying affected bein' friendly with you better half?

    Just tell her if it ever goes off and kills the couch you'll buy her a new one.

    BTW, my wife isn't just friendly with me, she's very friendly. Never had a problem.

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    I am fortunate that the bride not only thinks it's a good idea, but usually checks out my carry to be sure it's well concealed. And now that she has a ProCarry in .45 and is doing well (stays in a 12 inch circle at 15 yards) at the range with it, she's considering getting her CHL as well. Life is good...
    noli nothis permittere te terere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRnTX View Post
    When my wife and I are out to dinner with another couple that we are close friends with it is not uncommon to greet each other with a hug. If I am carrying IWB on my right hip I try to make sure their arm goes high, as mine goes low, thus blocking any incidental contact with the gun.
    Like HRnTX said; other than my wife we have a few close friends I will hug. This happen at the cancer walk in twon when we saw a couple freind we had not seen in about two years. When Rhonda walked up she and I hugged --- my right arm was over my gun which I was carrying in a IWB but had it between the WD and the belt. To my knowledge they were none the wiser. As it happens I would not care if he knew; he and I have hunted together so he knows I own guns. For all I know he may carry also. We really do need a secret handshake or something!?!

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    I have never really had an issue with my girl. She doesn't carry (yet), but she is very comfortable with guns.

    Though we like to play slug bug when we drive and once she hit my in the leg a little high and caught the 638 in my pocket and hurt her hand. I didn't stop laughing until she hit me again.
    "You can't shake the devils hand and say you were only kidding"

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    My wife is "gun neutral". I will probably never get her to carry, but She will know how to use the weapons available to her at home (I travel a bit).

    I think her agreement came when one of her sisters, who is, in her words "not a gun person", told her that she had taken classes for that reason. Her sister weighs maybe 110 soaking wet, and took the class with a .357. I'm planning on starting her out on either the 9mm Makarov or M&P 9.

    We'll both feel better, and it's a start.

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    It is not the gun that stops my wife from being friendly. The gun is an inanimate object it can not do anything on it's own. Besides the not being friendly started long before I got the gun.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy Jimmy View Post

    That is a joke folks it is a joke. My wife is the best wife in the world I married way above my potential!
    We all did.

    My wife let me say that...

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    Um, just a note.

    WHATEVER YOU DO: DO NOT think the other person has hold of the shorts/ pants you are wearing because your gun crashing to the ground does not sound good.

    If you are lucky it will hit your foot first then the ground.

    Carry on.

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    Who said the famous line "is that a gun in your pocket or are just happy to see me" ? Mae West,I think...CC issues back then in the twentys and thirtys!...ok,ok someone had to say it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCop View Post
    I guess you could show her one in it's holster - how the trigger is covered and she could hug all she wanted and it wouldn't go off....
    That's what I pretty much do with my wife, she was flirty one day and tried to hip check me... whack right into my IWB, at first she thought she busted my phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taogoat View Post
    I'm not overly concerned with a misfire or accidental discharge with the rig outlined above and just need to convince her of that. So let me ask this in another way...how often do y'all find other people actually touching your piece (approximately the same size as above if applicable) when you come in physical contact with them?
    uhhhhh.....

    Nahhh..........too easy.


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