They looked and saw nothing! Conceal WIN

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    They looked and saw nothing! Conceal WIN

    As I posted before, I received my CPL about two weeks ago and have been carrying ever sense. I work an a very interesting industry where people have a tenancy to get very angry at me. I have been encouraged to get my CPL and to carry while I am working multiple times for my own protection.

    Well today while out making rounds, I ran into someone that I know well who lives next door to someone that I needed to talk with. I commented that if they heard screaming, to come save me (as a joke). She commented that she will be right over with her gun... then she commented that she was surprised that I don't carry a gun.

    I was in a tighter polo shirt with dress pants... and I carry a M&P Shield in a Crossbreed Holster at 3:30, and it still concealed well enough for someone to actually look for it and not be able to see anything. Even another employee who's husband is a CPL instructor asked if I had any idea when my CPL is going to show up... this was last week and I was wearing my gun at the time.

    I know, I am just overly excited and most people will never notice... but it made me feel better because I have extremest liberal neighbors who would not hesitate to call the cops if they saw that I had a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJClark View Post
    ... I have extremest liberal neighbors who would not hesitate to call the cops if they saw that I had a gun.
    That would last, what? about ONE TIME?!?! If you are legally carrying and especially if you are at your home, let 'em call. It'll make the neighbors look dumb and it'll piss off the cops getting the nuisance calls. If they are cool, maybe they'll even look for something wrong at the neighbor's house to hassle them about. Lesson to be learned ....
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    Well done, OP. Concealed does indeed mean concealed.
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    Nice! A CCW win, indeed.
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    Congrats MJClark! If you've only been carrying for two weeks, I'll guess that you're still in that (natural) phase where you keep psyching yourself out worrying about a bulge or printing that is only visible to you because the pistol feels so conspicuous. Reinforcement of the kind you're getting is very important to finally getting "comfortable" with the whole thing.

    I had a similar experience last weekend.... I'm working on updating a review of a holster I use for concealed carry and to make it relatable to the reader, I finally devised what I think might be the ultimate semi-objective concealment test: I went to the Sleep Number store and requested a "stress point analysis". The salesman has you lie down on the bed and spends about 10 minutes telling you about the bed's features as he inflates and deflates it to straighten or curve your spine--all the while staring at your midsection from only about a foot or two away as he "analyzes" your comfort posture to find your sleep number. In my lightest Georgia summer wear (shorts and polo), he never knew I was carrying (IWB appendix carry), and if there was ever a time for my tiny nine to print (a Sig P290RS), that would be it! :)

    Also, in related news, I think the wife and I decided to buy a new bed!
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    You're right, 99% of people aren't going to notice.
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    I have been carrying a very short time (middle May) and no one has noticed me carrying family included .
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    Quote Originally Posted by robhic View Post
    That would last, what? about ONE TIME?!?! If you are legally carrying and especially if you are at your home, let 'em call. It'll make the neighbors look dumb and it'll piss off the cops getting the nuisance calls. If they are cool, maybe they'll even look for something wrong at the neighbor's house to hassle them about. Lesson to be learned ....
    I wish it would only be one time, but I live an in very anti-gun city for the next 16 to 18 months and there has been pressure on the police department to follow up on EVERY call. A buddy of mine had the cops called on him because he was cleaning his gun at the kitchen table and the neighbor was able to see in side. The police showed up and verified that it was properly registered. The cop in that situation applogiesed up and town, but explained that the City has been putting a lot of pressure on them.

    As it is, the City have a local ordinance that prohibits open carry... even though the State of MI prohibits local governments from regulating how/if a person can carry a gun.

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    Congrats on concealing well. My boss and I once had a discussion about it. He has his license, but was of the opinion that it's practically impossible to really conceal. I told him I had no such issues and informed him I was carrying right then, two feet away from him. His response was "What, where? That's pretty good."

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    Funny you should mention not being "made" while CCing, I had my CC license for a year and had been CCing for a good deal of the time, my darling wife didn't know til one day while I was loading something in the car my shirt rode up a bit and exposed my Glock 27 she hadn't noticed anytime before that. Also when we took our daughter to the Philly zoo for her 25th birthday I was CCing as well, she had said something about CCing to which I said back, "I've been carrying all day". She never noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJClark View Post
    I wish it would only be one time, but I live an in very anti-gun city for the next 16 to 18 months and there has been pressure on the police department to follow up on EVERY call. A buddy of mine had the cops called on him because he was cleaning his gun at the kitchen table and the neighbor was able to see in side. The police showed up and verified that it was properly registered. The cop in that situation applogiesed up and town, but explained that the City has been putting a lot of pressure on them.

    As it is, the City have a local ordinance that prohibits open carry... even though the State of MI prohibits local governments from regulating how/if a person can carry a gun.
    And they actually ask the police to enforce an illegal ordinance? You are correct Michigan municipalities cannot create gun laws that are more restrictive than the state law. It sounds to me like your city is heading for an expensive legal lesson at some point. Since your from the west side of the state I would assume that your either in the largest city on the west side or are very close to the Illinois border and are getting some antigun feelings blowing across the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJClark View Post
    As it is, the City have a local ordinance that prohibits open carry... even though the State of MI prohibits local governments from regulating how/if a person can carry a gun.
    Has your state's Attorney General gotten involved? Here in Seattle, they tried to enact a "no guns in parks" ordinance, and our AG beat the City into submission. It actually caused another county to repeal an ordinance that predated our Preemption law "just in case".
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