I passed the hug test

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    I passed the hug test

    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.

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    Very good! Now all you have to do is pass the "standing on your head" test..lol

    I'm kidding.

    It's good to know that hugs won't give you away.

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    He he... it's always good to know!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    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".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrLewall View Post
    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".
    You should've said "Im just happy to see you"

    I mean, what if she asked to make a phone call after you said, it was a cell phone ?


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    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.
    What happens when your phone rings?

    You could always just strike your best James Bond impresion and say "Its my gun". It might just work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    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.
    Biker
    Tactics......I luv it!

    Although the "standing on youe head" test I'm not to sure about
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    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!!
    Merry Christmas!
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    That made me laugh, DasBoot. And I was pretty grumpy.

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    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...

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