Got a nice hat, but...

Got a nice hat, but...

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    Got a nice hat, but...

    So, I got a box in the mail the other day, and inside I found a really nice hat. This hat was sent to me by the IDPA as a perk for sending them some $ and joining up.

    Now, I'm a hat-guy and wear one every minute that I'm out of the house pretty much. In this case I dunno. Seems kinda like not such a good idea to advertise. My gut feeling is to play: "Nope, nobody here but us chickens, cluck cluck." If you understand. Declaring: "Hi, gun-guy here. Pistols are AWESOME!" doesn't seem too low-profile.

    What do you all think?

    Dale

    (it really is an awesome hat, btw.)


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    I don't wear anything with firearm logos (ok, except the 5.11 vest that I use as a giant tool holder).
    On the other hand, since I wear a cowboy hat, there's not too many of those that have gun insignias either. I don't avoid logos for any particular reason, like trying to fit in or not look like "gun person" - I just really never collected stuff with logos at all outside of Harley.
    Having said that, seems like the whole world has some hat with a logo of something or shirt or whatever, so maybe your IDPA hat would blend in better than my cowboy hat with a horse's tail hanging off of it.....

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    I use these kind of things as "range hats". I wear them during practice sessions and competitions.

    Otherwise its like getting a 511 vest with an NRA logo. Kinda defeats the purpose.
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    I have range member hats, a SIGarms hat, CCI ammo hat, Glock hat...
    They get worn at the range, sometimes at work.

    I'm going to San Francisco in a few weeks, I want to wear the Glock hat just for fun.

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    I seldom wear any NRA logos in public...the same for all other gun stuff...concealed is concealed...

    Stay armed...stay safe!

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    99% of the people wouldn't even notice i wear my 500 smith hat all the time and have had 2 people ask in 3years

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    I wear NRA, firearms brand, etc. at the range. The only hat I wear in public is this one.



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    When I wear a hat, it usually is my OD Team Glock "Gunny" hat. I wear it quite often and have the same hat in digital desert camo on order as we speak! I figure if you are armed, what's it matter if you wear a hat with your iron's logo on it? Like Bud White said - people don't notice anyway! Hell, you could open carry and a vast majority of folks wouldn't notice that either! Who was the member on here that said almost everyday when he goes to work, his 1911 goes "CLANK" against the door facing as he walks thru. He said he doesn't make a big deal about it so therefore - NOBODY ELSE DOES EITHER! The sheeple are oblivious to it all.

    Here on my campus, I've actually had COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS ask me "Is that a REAL gun? When did you guys start carrying guns out here? Is it loaded?" Of course, I still get called "SECURITY" on a daily basis, even though I have "POLICE" across my back as big as a billboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    I use these kind of things as "range hats". I wear them during practice sessions and competitions.

    Otherwise its like getting a 511 vest with an NRA logo. Kinda defeats the purpose.
    +1, I leave my IDPA hat in my range bag, I usually wear ones I get from work out and about, or the nice hat I got free with a bottle of Jim Beam. It's a Robbie Gordon racing hat with Jim Beam Racing on the front.
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    Range hats are for the range, I have multiple cowboy hats to wear as well as boonie hats for other times.

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    I had a nice black BERETTA t-shirt that had their trident logo in silver on the front where the breast pocket would be and a HUGE trident logo on the back. I'd wear it to work a few tmes on casual Fridays to see what (if any) reaction I'd get from the predominately-female employees.
    Nobody ever batted an eye or raised a question.

    Nobody said a word, but it was (by pure coincidence, I think) banned when a new dress code came out a few months later. I circumvent this by wearing my BERETTA hat to & from work.
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    Thumbs up March to DC

    I'm going to San Francisco in a few weeks, I want to wear the Glock hat just for fun.[/QUOTE]

    I think everybody should get a glock hat and go to DC to visit Merion Berry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    I think everybody should get a glock hat and go to DC to visit Merion Berry
    It would be more fun to wear a DEA t-shirt and chase him around the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It would be more fun to wear a DEA t-shirt and chase him around the city.
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    How many people not interested in guns even know what IDPA stands for????

    If that's all that's on the hat, go for it. If it is more, then maybe not. Either way, I'd wear it in a heartbeat. Who cares if someone knows or thinks you have a gun. The only people who'd make the connection would know you are carrying legally, if at all. The people who are gonna freak are the ones who might accidentally see your gun.

    Having been a "non-gun" person most of my life, I assure you, that a 5.11 vest, or a "fanny pack" really only screams "camera guy" or "guy stuck in the 80s" to the general public.

    It only screams gun to gun people.
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