I have been carrying off and on for about 9 years now. I have always been very discreet and never had an incident where someone saw my weapon. But this week I have had 2 situations where my weapon was spotted.
The first was on Halloween night. My wife and I took our daughter to our friend’s parent’s house to trick or treat and they invited us in. I have been over before on numerous occasion and they are very nice people. And also very gun friendly. Their front room is full of trophies from various shooting competitions and the bathroom is always stocked full of gun related reading material. Despite this we never discussed CCW, I don’t know if they carry, and they certainly don’t know that I carry.
I was sitting in their very comfy recliner. The cushions are thick and deep and I completely sunk in. When I stood up to leave my shirt some got pulled up and my weapon was completely exposed for everyone in the room to see. Awkward. Our friend questioned me as to why I was carrying, but the mom quickly interjected and said I was doing the right thing. She totally defended me. Not another word was spoken about it and we went on our way.
The second incident was last night. My wife and I decide to go to blockbuster to rent a film. I had my weapon strong side, outside the waist band in a belt holster. On my week side I had 2 extra mags outside the waist band in a Galco pouch. I had a t-shirt tucked in and a button down dress shirt that I left un-buttoned and un-tucked. My rig was totally concealed with no printing.
It was a little chilly last night and blockbuster had their heat cranking. When I opened the door to the store the difference in air pressured caused a huge wind, grabbed my shirt and totally blew it up and exposed my whole rig. Several patrons and store employees looked at me like deer’s in headlights. Coincidently enough, several patrons who looked like “gang banger” want-to-bees promptly left the store.
I gapped my shirt, buttoned the bottom button and went about my business as though nothing happened. The whole time I was in the store I was nervous that the police would show up and harass me or even worse that those “gang bangers” would come back and try to prove something. But nothing happened. I got me movies and went home without a hitch.
This kind of stuff has never happened to me. Then all of a sudden it happens twice in one week! Maybe I am becoming complacent?
Has anything like this every happened to any of you?