Photographer's vest - good or bad idea
Do you think it is a good idea to wear a Photographer / Safari vest for concealment? Is it a neon sign that I'm wearing it to conceal a gun?
Back at the end of the summer, I was waiting at the airport gate in Billings, MT to board my plane when I noticed an average looking, middle aged gentleman wearing a khaki photographer's vest over a short sleeved casual shirt and khaki pants. I observed him as he moved around and could tell he was "packing" a full size auto from the occasional print. No one else in the boarding area seemed to notice.
A few minutes later I noticed a 2nd younger gentleman wearing a fleece vest, tee shirt, 5.11 style pants and an instructors nylon web belt. It didn't take long to notice he was also carrying a full size auto at 4 o'clock. To me his dress screamed, "I'm wearing a gun"!!! more so than the other gentleman with the photographers vest.
The dead give-away these 2 guys were either air marshalls or feds was that they got to board the plane several minutes before anyone else. When I got on the plane the younger guy was sitting in 1st class and the other guy was seated near the rear of the plane, both aisle seats, of course.