Are you ever worried about revealing?
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August 10th, 2012 05:57 PM
No, I don't worry about it. Printing, accidental exposure, etc. isn't a problem in Colorado as GeorgiaDawg said. I never wear my shirts tucked in so there's zero chance the clips on my IWB will show if that's what I'm wearing. When it's cool enough to wear something other than just a T-shirt I normally don't wear IWB. If I am going somewhere that I would really worry about it I pocket carry but that doesn't come up very often. I don't generally go where they don't want me carrying, why give them my money.
August 10th, 2012 06:18 PM
It'll depend on the community and the state statutes that applies to a person.
All one needs to do is consider the nature of the henky cultural/political environment we live in to understand that there's good reason to be concerned with revealing/printing. There are places I wouldn't have a problem with openly carrying or risking printing; still others where I would to everything to not advertise that I'm carrying. Depends wholly on where, and the environment there. Until we're truly at a "thou shall not infringe" and "mere carry of arms is insufficient cause for any concern/action" state, it'll be like this in many places.
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August 10th, 2012 06:53 PM
I don't really worry about it per se, but I do try to avoid printing too much or letting my gun become exposed. Alabama is OC, but I just prefer to remain discreet. There are times when I may print somewhat, but as others have said, most people aren't that observant and don't have a clue. I think sometimes a CC person may become so paranoid about printing that they give it away by their constant fidgeting, pulling on shirt, etc. and draw more attention than if they just relaxed and went about their business.
August 10th, 2012 07:04 PM
I've always adopted the policy of never allowing either handgun or any accessory to show. I'm just not going to worry about "iffy" carry methods that may be detected. No one ever need know.
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August 10th, 2012 07:53 PM
I used to worry about it, now I don't. I do make sure the gun and holster are covered but I really don't care so much about printing. What others say is true, those who would care never notice, and those who would notice never care.
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August 10th, 2012 08:04 PM
I don't worry about it at all. I'm in Wisconsin, so open carry is legal. Most people don't even notice when I open carry, so I have no reason to assume they'll ever notice even 2 inches of holster showing from under a shirt. I've only had a few people turn around, see my gun and notice. They were all fine with it except for a busybody old woman at a local hardware store and she was kicked out for making a scene.
August 10th, 2012 08:36 PM
I don't think any state laws prohibit exposed holsters, just guns.
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August 10th, 2012 08:41 PM
August 10th, 2012 08:57 PM
I just go untucked[IWB] or pocket carry.
On the rare occasion I wear a suit/sport jacket I just tuck my shirt in and wear the jacket.
August 11th, 2012 12:36 AM
Thats a default picture so its not my belt. I use a black.one.
Thanks for all the info. It just concerned me because the class I took hinted on printing the whole time.
August 11th, 2012 12:54 AM
I guess I have to ask, worried about revealing to who?
If it is law enforcement the answer is it all depends on what state one is in. In Wisconsin open carry is allowed so it is not an issue. If it is worry over private citizens, personally I would not worry.
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August 11th, 2012 10:04 AM
Kentucky is an OC state but to CC in Kentucky you are required to carry a CC license with you when you CC.
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August 11th, 2012 11:52 AM
Pocket carry or IWB in a N82 or IWB in a Remora.
I keep it covered, but absolutely do not worry about an accidental reveal.
It's pretty obvious when someone's concealed carrying and worrying about being found out... always tugging on their shirts, etc.
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August 11th, 2012 10:38 PM
Ok. Im using a Florida license which is a CC license.
Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
August 12th, 2012 01:17 AM
Where do you hold your liscense from if you live in liilinois... ? just curious... i live in ky, n ill. is right across the river, hate going over there, bur sometimes have to travel through there.... CANT.... n do it deep....
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