This is a discussion on Photographer's vest - good or bad idea within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I voted yes because it is my cover garment for IDPA matches, otherwise I just wear a normal vest or coat...
I voted yes because it is my cover garment for IDPA matches, otherwise I just wear a normal vest or coat
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The only time I ever attract attention is if I wear a suit, dress slacks or sport coat. People expect me to wear Jeans, Carhart jackets, vest, boots, t-shirts, or just ordinary rough type work clothes. I am a backwoods, farmboy, hillbilly, reservation jumping Indian. In the eyes of most people not worth paying attention to, so nobody really cares what I wear unless it makes me uncomfortable (like a suit). I am one of those people who can walk down the street in a crowd and everyone ignores.
Dont like them and probably wouldn t wear one.
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I live in a rural country area where in the summertime most people go trout fishing & it's not uncommon to find & see guy's wearing these vests for fly fishing in my area. so they do not scream gun carrier etc.
Even if nare do sellers don't recognize you as a ccw'er for wearing a photography vest the fashion police would for dang sure detain you and charge you with every fashion crime in the book.
A bath robe makes a great concealment garment too. Would you wear one in public just because of that?
I can't think or have heard of a single case in which somebody was shot first because of this.... I honestly do not think it matters most steeple won't even recognize a gun being OCed. Due to cell phones and crackberrys....batman belts have gone mainstream therefor they are ignored by 95 percent of the population. I don't think regular people are smart enough to see a vest and put 2 and 2 together to make 4.
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Since someone resurrected this thread I'll throw my $0.02 into the mix.
I voted yes. I have no problem wearing a photographers vest and have done so for many years. Why you ask? Because I've been a commercial photographer for over 25 years and it works for me.
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i don't wear a photo vest,,,but in the winter i do wear a vest just like 90% of the other people do in my area. sometimes we think that we stick out,,, but to the non gun carring person they don't see anything. most are sheep and have their heads in their cell phones.
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I have worn it mostly during the fall and springtime. But so far, it has not drawn any attention. Personally, I think it would raise alarm in the summertime. The only occasion I wore them in the summertime is for competitive combat pistol shooting in order to draw from concealment.
If I was old enough to have an AARP membership, I might consider wearing a CCW vest or Hawaiian shirts.
I have worn a vest for decades. I use it as my man purse. I don't like keeping stuff in my pants pockets except for keys and a chap stick. Like others have said, I'm 49 and no one ever gives me a second look.