A case of paranoia!

A case of paranoia!

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    A case of paranoia!

    Last night the wife and I went to dinner with another couple. The male of the couple is adamantly anti-gun, but that's not what made me feel uncomfortable.
    We were seated at a booth, with me at the outside, when in walked three deputy sheriffs, and where did they sit???.....Directly opposite me. My firearm was on my right side, and they were on my right side, and I kept thinking:.....I'm printing, I know I'm printing......but I looked in the mirror 6 times before I left the house, I can't be printing!!!
    Of course, they were more interested in their dinner, and each other and paid no attention to me whatsoever. But I was glad when they finished their meal and left!
    Ever happen to anyone else?


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    A case of paranoia!

    I have been carring for about 20 years.
    Nobody has ever indicated that I was printing. And I live in north east Mass.
    And I still feel like I am wearing a billboard everytime I carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitetrashfarm View Post
    I have been carring for about 20 years.
    Nobody has ever indicated that I was printing. And I live in north east Mass.
    And I still feel like I am wearing a billboard everytime I carry.
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    Eventually you will get to the point that your comfortable & confident in the way you carry & conceal.

    The restaurant issue has to be handled differently where I live. Here in Va. we have to UN-conceal when going into a restaurant that serves booze.

    As to the paranoid part.....see my sig line below....
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    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith

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    I have been carrying for only six weeks. I look in the mirror and can obviously see I am printing. I think our perceptions are skewed by the fact we know we have a gun and know exactly where it is.

    Most people do not look; they do not care. They are not necessarily sheep either. Unlike many here, I do not look at every individual in the hopes of 'making' them. I tend to look at people's eyes, not their hips. If there are unusual behaviors then I will do a more through investigation of the ossibility they ave a weapon. Otherwise, I don;t care if they have a gun or not.

    This last weekend I went house hunting and was up close and personal with real estate agents, sellers, and home developers. There was not a single glance at my gun.

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    Never worry about print. It is like my billfold. I guess it never occurred to me to worry about it.
    Texas may have something to do w/ it.
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    At least in my state, printing isn't illegal. I've started thinking what's the worst that can happen....a cop checks me and I show him my CWP and we're good. Some business owner asks me to leave...fine, my money is better spent elsewhere.

    Don't worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedomofchoice View Post
    ... I kept thinking:.....I'm printing, I know I'm printing...

    Ever happen to anyone else?
    Every day. Got to love good equipment, clothing and experience. Few know what to look for, and most of them don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    At least in my state, printing isn't illegal. I've started thinking what's the worst that can happen....a cop checks me and I show him my CWP and we're good. Some business owner asks me to leave...fine, my money is better spent elsewhere.

    Don't worry about it.
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    man working side by side with LEO they are not out looking to catch people carrying. Now if you are creating a problem then maby, but it'll all be ok. I guess thats why i don't worry even when I carry a gun in a way it prints.

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    My primary is an XD9SC carried at 3:30 in a Tucker Tx Heritage either with a tucked in shirt or a polo. It dissapears completely. I have spent many hours at a poker table in a large casino, talked with other players about guns and carrying, etc. No one even notices the clips (black clips against a black belt).

    I don't notice that my wallet is there unless it isn't. Same with my gun. No one else does either.

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    Relax my friend. You want to get their attention, sweat and squirm like you are hiding something...That should do it. You will be fine.
    I know, I know, you are smarter than me..just ask you..

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    I carry my cell phone and a folder by pocket clip on the same side as my handgun. If anyone seem overly interested in what I have there, I pull out the cell phone. Interest evaporators at that point.

    There are many lumpy things people carry on or in the general area of the waist band.
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    Nope.

    I have been carrying for 18 years now and I have spoken with many LEO's in that time and never worried if I was printing or not. The reason I do not worry is because I was doing nothing wrong, even if I was printing. When I lived in Alabama and had to stay concealed, it was concealed. Here in Tennessee there is not law against or penalty for printing. So, if they want to ask "Is that a gun on your hip?" I will politely say "yes it is." and proceed from there.

    As someone else said, if you want to draw attention to yourself, act worried and like you are trying to keep something from them. They will pick up on that. But if you just stop worrying about it and put it out of your mind, you will appear as everyone else in the place.

    Don't sweat it.

    That is a beautiful carry gun you have there by the way.
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    I have become a reserve police officer in our little town. Today I was in the station asking about some computer work that I am going to help with. The chief called three officers in to go with him to serve a warrant in an area that has lots of trouble. He asked that I go as well. Then he asked, "Do you have a weapon with you?" Before I could answer one of the officers who knows me well said, "He's got his pants on doesn't he?" The chief asked, "What have you got?" I showed him the P-32 in my l left front pocket. Then I said, "And your favorite." and lifted my shirt to show the S&W 1066 on the right hip. He held out his hand and I pull out the 1066, dropped the mag and ejected the round in the chamber. The dispatcher and the other two officers were standing there with their mouths open. Gene, the one who knows me well, was just grinning. The dispatcher looked at me and said, "I never even knew he was armed."

    The chief wants a 10mm Smith bad. One of the other officers asked if it were a .45 and the chief said, "No, that is a 10mm and it is bad." I have been looking for one for the chief, but haven't one reasonably priced yet.

    By the way we did serve the warrant without incident.

    It just shows that even LEOs won't notice that you are armed if you have good concealment and don't act like you have something to hide.
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