Very good! Now all you have to do is pass the "standing on your head" test..lol
It's good to know that hugs won't give you away.
This is a discussion on I passed the hug test within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A close friend of ours came from Colorado to spend Christmas with us. (She's a paraplegic, confined to a wheel chair). Just as expected, as ...
A close friend of ours came from Colorado to spend Christmas with us.
(She's a paraplegic, confined to a wheel chair).
Just as expected, as soon as she arrived she gave me a big hug. I was standing with my strong side to her, carrying a PT145 MilPro OWB in a RafterS holser when the hug occurred. She didn't say anything, neither did I.
Some time and a couple of beers later we were in the computer room looking at photos and I decided to put the gun away since I had a few drinks.
Knowing she'd be cool about it, I asked if she felt anything out of the ordinary when she gave the hug: She said no.
I pulled the Taurus from it's holster to put in the safe, she could've believe I had been wearing it the whole time.
I'm a child of the 60's, but I got over it.
He he... it's always good to know!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
Tonight at a Christmas party, a good friend gave me a hug, and felt my magazine pouch and not the 1911 OWB..she asked, "Whats that?" I replied, "Cell phone".
As far as hugging goes, here's a tip.
When you go to hug someone make sure your strong side arm is lower than theirs. That forces their arm up higher, thus keeping your weapon from being felt.
As far as magazines and such, best to keep them hidden too, but the "cellphone" answer was a good one. If someone ask to use it tell them you are waiting to get home and recharge it as the battery just went dead.
Take care and enjoy the HollyDaze.
I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes, when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
During our Christmas party, I got, and received, numerous hugs with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
No one detected my side arm, but my wallet is missing!!
Criminals are not dissuaded by soft words, soft judges or easy laws. They are dissuaded by fear and they are prevented from repeating their crimes by death or by incarceration.
That made me laugh, DasBoot. And I was pretty grumpy.
I carry something strategically on my strong side when arriving or departing - coat draped over my arm, a gift I'm bringing to a party, a plate I'm contributing to a potluck, that leftover turkey they insist I take home, etc. Forces them to accept a one-armed weak side hug.
Clinging to guns and God in PA...