This is a discussion on Dr. Examination, he missed my Sig P220 within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; When I go to the Dr and am expecting some kind of examination I put both my carries in Safepackers in my briefcase ( Maxpedition ...
When I go to the Dr and am expecting some kind of examination I put both my carries in Safepackers in my briefcase (Maxpedition Operator). This time I was with my wife and the doc was just going to go over my blood levels so I did not disarm.
He surprised me, some of the levels had changed so he wanted to do an examination. I made the off comment that I wasn't really prepared for that. Went right over his head, but my wife got it. He had me on the table laying down and he's poking and prodding all over my belly.
He got done and never touched the gun. He came right up to it a few times but stopped short. Then he wanted a weight, so we went to the scale and I'm doing some quick math (which I need to check) and told him he needed to shave off at least 7lbs.
He looked at me and asked, "Are you packing"? I said yeah. He looked a little surprised and then told me to just wear the same guns next time I come in to get weighed.
In case you're wondering, I had my SP101 2¼" .357 in my front left pocket. The Sig P220 was right side OWB in a Bluegrass holster. I was wearing Woolrich light tactical pants (look like any other cargo pant, not uncommon at all) and finally a Wilderness Tactical Sonoran shirt.
Sheep do not notice much outside of what they are looking for. He knows I'm a gun person but has never actually seen one on me. He still hasn't.
Wish there were more like him out there.
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
You shouldn't have said anything, then next time you would have "lost" 7 lbs.
God is love (1 John 4:8)
LOL! Great Doc!
Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
Sig Sauer P239 DAK (9mm)
NRA Member & Pistol Instructor
"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
If I may ask, what kind of pocket holster do you use for your SP101?
"I play for keeps."
We've talked some before. He's not a gun person, but doesn't mind as long as they are handled and stored safely. I've known him and his family (his dad is a Dr. and mom is the office nurse) since about '94. We met them when they were the medical personnel at a camp ministry we were involved in.
I've asked him several point blank questions about the AMA and anti gun stuff. He said he said since he's not a pediatrician he doesn't follow that end of it (Dr.'s asking kids about guns at home).
I know he doesn't shoot or carry, I do regularly make the offer to take him shooting. Hopefully someday he'll take me up on it. He has asked some safety questions so I've been able to bust a few myths for him.
Sometimes when I get in the van I have to readjust it because it'll slide down and annoy me. A quick adjustment and it's fine.
"You're overdue for your prostate check. Just lower your shorts and relax."
Yeah, right doc!
An enemy of liberty is no friend of mine. I do not owe respect to anyone who would enslave me by government force, nor is it wise for such a person to expect it. -- Isaiah Amberay
I found that if you notify the nurse or doctor before an exam, they treat it like no big deal. Your probably not the only person that they've seen with a gun their office.