Damn! Got made at work today...

This is a discussion on Damn! Got made at work today... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It is obviously something I am embarrassed about since I always try to be very careful. I work in an office with a lot of ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39

Thread: Damn! Got made at work today...

  1. #1
    Member Array glock45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    384

    Damn! Got made at work today...

    It is obviously something I am embarrassed about since I always try to be very careful. I work in an office with a lot of people and one of my coworkers patted me in the back yesterday and touched the grip of my G30SF several times.

    I tried to distract him with my cell, which was close hanging on the belt to cover the bulge in the waistline. The idea was to confuse him and make him think it was my cell that he felt. I was wearing an untucked shirt at the time. He said nothing, I said nothing and off we went.

    Today he comes to the office and asks me close to other people: So, are you carrying a piece there?

    I took him to one side and said, no, it is my pager. He said: I was in the Israeli army and I know a gun when I touch it. I had to come clean and tell him he was not to discuss that with anyone at all. He told me he understood and that he has other friends that carry but he thought they were paranoid.

    We chatted about it a bit and he said going to the range is fun so I invited him to the range. At the end of the day I think things went OK and I might get a range buddy.... The problem is that the owner of the company thinks having guns is crazy!!! Hope this guy keeps his word and his mouth shut...

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Distinguished Member Array Reborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Rowlett, Texas
    Posts
    1,739
    Touching you once might have been an accident but the rest of the touches.........he was checking you out .....it happens.......
    Psalms 144:1
    Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
    Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
    http://www.tac-def-tx.com/
    CHL INSTRUCTOR
    Retired LEO
    NRA member
    TCHA member

  4. #3
    Member Array Krockett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Mass
    Posts
    135
    Glad it turned out OK. Hopefully it stops with a new range buddy and no other fall out.
    ~Krockett

  5. #4
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,226
    Well, you did everything you could... hope it all works out.
    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
    superior skills."

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array C9H13NO3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,513
    Tell him you were Russian Spetznas and if he tells you'll do a backflip hatchet attack on him! jk...

    Sometimes people find out, and hopefully when they do, it's not the wrong people. Sounds like he probably wouldn't be one of the ones to go around opening his mouth about it though. I'd expect it from an anti, but not another gun owner, even if they don't choose to carry.
    -Ryan

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    21,077
    It happens, sometimes there is nothing you can do about it, as in your case. Hope he keeps his pie hole shut.

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Array matdicdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SE Virginia
    Posts
    1,110
    As long as he's not the "Zohan" you'll be fine.

  9. #8
    Senior Member Array preachertim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    742
    It happens! At least he wasn t a member of the brady bunch.
    Why Would A Preacher ever need a Gun? Its Not for the Sheep , its for the Wolves!

    Springfield Armory Service XD 40
    Taurus PT 1911 45 acp Taurus PT 101, PT 92
    Ruger 22/45 Ruger P95 9mm, Ruger SR9
    Kahr CW 40, Heritage 22, Rossi 38 special

  10. #9
    VIP Member Array Paco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    McKinney, TX
    Posts
    3,496
    He said: I was in the Israeli army and I know a gun when I touch it.
    Then he should know to keep his comments to himself. If he feels the need to honestly know, asking in front of people is NOT the way to do it.

    Things happen, don't fret as he seems OK with your carrying and won't squeal on you.
    "Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt

    -Paco
    http://www.shieldsd.net

  11. #10
    Distinguished Member Array bandit383's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,681
    Quiet...you don't want this guys to find out:))

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ead-chime.html

    Rick

  12. #11
    Senior Member Array rolyat63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tampa Bay
    Posts
    887
    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Quiet...you don't want this guys to find out:))

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ead-chime.html

    Rick
    I was just going to say the same thing. Hope no delicate sensibilities are hurt while other may learn.

    When someone in the office environment begins to get "too" close to me I just say "you don't know me well enough for that". Generally embarrasses the offender and they back off. Don't forget to claim your "personal space" in the future to keep colleagues back the requisite distance.
    rolyat63
    NRA Certified Pistol Instructor

    A gun in the hand is a million times more valuable than a cop on the phone!

    FL Concealed Weapon or Firearm Program

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array NCHornet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Mt Airy, NC
    Posts
    2,158
    Sometimes it just happens. I was getting my hair cut the other day and as I stood she kept sweeping the hair off my back and she hit the butt of my Glock hard, I turned around and she just smiled. She has cut my hair for 14 years and is a good friend, but I still don't like folks to know!! You can do everything right and there will still be those times.

    NCH
    When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Just Minutes Away!!
    Carry On!
    NCHornet

  14. #13
    Member Array glock45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    384
    I've had people bump their hand on my gun before, but none really realized what it was. This is the first to say "I know it's a gun". I live in Miami and everybody hugs or pats you, I always put my right arm over the gun... I have found this to be the best to cover the weapon.
    I'll have to be more careful...

  15. #14
    Member Array bluez4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    Quiet...you don't want this guys to find out:))

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ead-chime.html

    Rick
    +

    We already know....................lol......
    Freemason 1988
    Colt 1911
    Browning
    Springfield
    North American Arms
    N.R.A.

  16. #15
    VIP Member Array JAT40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    ma
    Posts
    2,366
    Protecting personal space is very important but not always possible. When the huggie feelie types are near, I blade into them and keep strong arm down against my weapon.
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Got made at work today... surprising reactions from all.
    By athos76 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: November 17th, 2009, 01:07 PM
  2. Got made at work
    By NickEMT in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: December 26th, 2008, 11:07 PM
  3. Got Made at Work
    By buzzgum in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: December 14th, 2008, 07:42 PM
  4. I got made yesterday by someone who I hardly work with
    By Sticks in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: July 20th, 2008, 10:35 AM