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    I've been "made"

    I work night shift at Mcdonalds, and last night, my supervisor (23 year old stoner I might add), came up to me as I was cleaning something , and asked me what the bulge under my shirt was. My heart sank as I knew right then, there was a chance I could be fired. I ended up taking him to the office as to be away from the other workers, and explained to him the truth, and why I carry. I was quite surprised when he said "That's cool just keep it concealed, and I actually feel better with you having that gun, because we do have some real "doozies" come through here." He then told me he owns a couple guns himself, but doesn't carry. I know some of you carry on the job, and its concealed means concealed, but last night I was made, and being the honest guy I am, I told the truth. I'm glad my supervisor is cool with it. Now the store manager, could be a different thing.

    I'm definitely going to buy a tuckable IWB holster now.
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    Yeah, the lower the profile, the better. Good luck with it.
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    That's why I use a tuckable or Smartcarry
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    I'm am glad that everything has worked out so far with your supervisor.

    I think that it is a huge risk either way by telling the truth or trying to give a different story. I think that the best thing is to take extra cautions that you are concealed with limited printing. A good tuckable IWB holster should help as long as your printing is under control.

    It might be something to consider that you may want to try a new carry piece while you are at work. Around my office I carry a Glock 26 in a CTAC IWB . . . my shirt is untucked and unless I am reaching up high into a cabinet for something (rare), there is no chance of me getting made. Working at a McD's though, I assume you are bending over and reaching up much more than others with mopping, reaching different storage areas, leaning over counters, etc . . . and you have quite a few pairs of eyes that may catch something.

    I recently picked up a Kel-Tec P3AT for my BUG and my primary on days where I have to wear a button-up shirt tucked in. I can tuck my CTAC, but wasn't confident enough about the concealment with the slight bulge and part of an exposed clip. You could slip a Kel-Tec or something similar into one of your pockets, with a half-way decent pocket holster, and nobody would think it is anything but your wallet.

    Hope everything turns out well, and hopefully that supervisor doesn't feel any need to tell your General Manager. Good Luck!
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    Glad it all worked out for you. A 642 would be sweet for your needs. A Smartcarry or a deep concealment holster like a Kangaroo may work really well for you.
    It would be bad for a customer to notice it too..Sometimes we just have to go deep concealment.

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    Now that he has made you, I'd consider going deeper just to keep him on your side.

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    Even if he does end up getting me fired, no big deal. I'll leave without question, I violated corporate policy, and that's a risk I'm willing to take for my own safety. No low paying fast food job is worth my life. But I will surely look into deeper concealment options. I plan to order the CTAC holster for my G19 in a couple weeks, but for now I'll carry my Ruger SP101. I doubt my supervisor will let the store manager know, because he smokes weed on the job.

    Unfortunately, I can't afford anymore handguns, so I'll have to deal with what I have. I have a G19, Springfield 1911A1 Mil-Spec, and a Ruger SP101 to choose from. The G19 is the gun I carry regularly, because it's the one I used to get my CCW qualification certificate, so I'll try the CTAC for it.
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    Deffinately a Smart Carry. I sometimes carry my S&W 642 in one under my gym shorts and T-shirt...it completely dissapears! :) It's actually pretty comfortable like that too. A little slower to the draw but well worth the deep concealment.
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    Heck if you can wear cargo pants to work then pocket carrying is an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderdude View Post
    Even if he does end up getting me fired, no big deal. I'll leave without question, I violated corporate policy, and that's a risk I'm willing to take for my own safety. No low paying fast food job is worth my life. But I will surely look into deeper concealment options. I plan to order the CTAC holster for my G19 in a couple weeks, but for now I'll carry my Ruger SP101. I doubt my supervisor will let the store manager know, because he smokes weed on the job.

    Unfortunately, I can't afford anymore handguns, so I'll have to deal with what I have. I have a G19, Springfield 1911A1 Mil-Spec, and a Ruger SP101 to choose from. The G19 is the gun I carry regularly, because it's the one I used to get my CCW qualification certificate, so I'll try the CTAC for it.
    I carry my G19 in a Crossbreed Super Tuck and it practically disapears.

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    Good luck, somehow I wouldn't trust a pot-head with confidential information.

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    I worked in a McDonald's decades ago, so I know your job requires bending and lifting. Bending at the waist will cause printing with any pistol and any holster other than a SmartCarry or ankle rig.

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    Glad it worked out well for you.
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    Been Made,

    I'm glad you did not get jammed up at you job. As for staying under the radar scope with a carry weapon. Being made is a Big Fat No, No for me. Pocket carry with a sub compact works well for me. BDU / Cargo pants allow even a lager pocket carry. Think about it.

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    You might want to consider one of the holster shirts.

    I know that many here have issues with the speed of draw, but I have found them to be the best for me for concealability. I have worn them with a 3" Kimber under tucked in dress shirts, and under lightweight casual shirts mostly open in the front.

    If I feel like there is any possibility of printing this way, I will throw a cell phone in the left breast pocket, and it effectively covers any posibillity of printing.

    For me, the 5.11 really holds a gun that small in tight.

    Good luck whichever way you go.
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