I have seen many concealed
carriers go through a store completely oblivious to the fact that they are printing to the point that they may as well be open carrying.
And I have seen people with obvious bulges that could be nothing other than a gun and when I watched them long enough they either gave away the fact that it was a gun or I caught a glimpse of it.
In my experience, I would estimate that 80% of concealed carriers tend to think that they are completely under the radar and no one could possibly know that they have a gun on. As a result, their situational awareness is crap, pure and simple. I have watched people walk right up behind them in stores and they didn't realize anyone was there until they bumped into the person.
And I can tell you this, if I am spotting these people who are carrying "concealed" then I assure you the professional criminals out there, like the gang members who actually are very good at profiling people for who may have a gun, are spotting more of them than I am.
Let's face it people, there are a lot of people out there carrying who have exactly no training at all except what they see on TV and that is less than no training in my book. I think it would be fair to say that we all either know someone or have met someone who we think probably shouldn't be carrying for one reason or another. It's these people who have little or no understanding of what situational awareness is. They carry a big gun OWB with just a T-shirt over it and print like crazy. Or they carry in the wrong position for their body type and the grip sticks out so obviously that it is embarrassing.
I'm just saying that there are a lot of folks who think that just because they have a piece of cloth of some kind between the outside world and their gun, no one will ever try to grab it or see it and call the police on them. And that is foolish.