The Devil is in the DETAILS...
Sometimes, when I'm out with the wife we might go to a restaurant and have a seat. I'll know instantly when i sit if I'm going to enjoy a worry free meal. If the SEAT has vertical slats placed in such a way so as to allow my gun to PRINT or shift...it's not going to allow me to relax. Or if there is an arm on the chair that might hang up my cover garment accidentally exposing the gun (very embarrassing -- like having the old zipper down, but worse:theyareontome: ) or it hits the arm with a loud CLUNK. I usually specifythat we have a booth for this reason and it gives my back more support. It's small stuff here, but important.
I was sitting on a bench seat on the end in a great BBQ place last year. A bunch of little kids are running all over the joint, screaming and playing....hey kids are kids. One little tyke takes the corner waaaay too tight and he starts to lose traction. His arms whips out instintively to catch himself and lands, right on the butt of my USP!:aargh4: HOLY MOLY! Kid's too young to know right? He just rights himself, yells Sorry Mister! and speeds away. Me? I'm sweating in the cold room. I don't sit on the end of a bench anymore.
It's the little things in life that make the big things seem unimportant sometimes.:stups: Sometimes the bigger decision is what gun, what holster, spare mag on the belt on in a pocket...etc.
This also is not a question of TACTICS or of confronting any sort of threat. But, s'pose I'd HAD to suddenly draw while seated and my gun got hung up on the seat itself?
I had this thought (leading to this thread) when I read the story on another thread of the newbie to the forum who'd seen a bicyclist wearing a full helmet and sunglasses come into the restaurant where he was seated, still wearing the concealing headgear. He carefully watched the guys hands all the while ensuring his draw with a Beretta M92 was going to be clear if needed. It was okay (thank goodness) and it displayed good tactical foresight and a superb example of condition yellow mindset. But it got me to thinking.
So what sorts of the details of carrying a gun in public (concealed) irritate y'all? I'm speaking here of things passive or in the background. Part of the landscape, that make you nervous or won't allow you to fully relax in their presence. OR maybe I'm just being neurotic.:9: