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So, I lost my job back on Feb 2nd and have been carrying (as Chris calls it) 16/7 ever since. In the last two months I have been experimenting with IWB no holster and find it very comfortable to the point that I often forget I’m armed. :yup:
With that said, I was offered a job last week and I start on Monday the 5th. (It is my dream job I never knew existed.:banana: I’ll be the new Certifications Manager at Adam Aircraft (www.adamaircraft.com).) So, I have to do the pre-employment drug test thing.
Ok.
I make a few other errands along the way. I get to the clinic and after all the paper work is started the nurse escorts me back and says “empty your pockets please.” For a brief moment I think to myself “No, my gun is NOT in any pockets. Whew!”:hand10: And begin to empty my pockets. The first thing I plop on the counter is the fully loaded spare mag, and she says “Wow, that’s some jack knife you got there.” Without skipping a beat I said “yup!” and promptly placed my handkerchief on top of it.:blink:
All I wanted to do was pee in the cup and get out before she realized what it really was.

If I had remembered I had a mag in there I might have just left it in my pocket.
And I suppose if she suspected I still had something there I might have suggested I was just happy to see her. :image035: LOL
(Geeze, did I say that?:nono: )

Anyhow, being kinda new to CCW, I’ve wondered how many times you “veterans” have crossed things like this and how you handed it.
 

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Never had it happen but want to say Good Luck with the job.
Lost mine about the same time and finally have an offer myself, did the drug test already, just have to wait for the fbi bg check to come through. Anyone know how long something like that takes?
Anxious to get working again myself.
 

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:twak: :twak: I was running errands before work and I had a spare mag in my pocket, before I sit down at the desk I empty my pockets, well one time I forgot I had mags and the guy I was relieve was still there. The legality of where I work whether or not I can carry is a little "grey" at best. Fortunately I don't think he recognized what I had
 

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The last time I had an FBI background done, it took 6 months.
Now it depends on exactly how extensive it is though.
Mine was for a (as I was told) Top Secret? 15 years history.
Does that help?
 

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A speedloader is much more obvious. Fortunately the folks who saw it thought nothing of it. People in those jobs see a lot and for the most part nothing phases them.

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had to do the drug test thing a while back myself. luckily I disarmed in the truck before walking into the office. I did have a kershaw Blur knife I had to remove. I almost decided to bring in my NAA .22 , but decided not to.
 

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humm, OML (that's the lab that we use) doesn't make you empty your pockets. They just put this blue dye into the water, you pee into the cup, take it back out. They test the temp. and then they go in to flush the toilet, add more blue dye, and then the next one goes in.

When I broke my ribs and when the pain got to be too much (didn't know I had broken them, just a hairline fracture really) I went to the emergency room armed (Kel-Tec .40). I was in so much pain that it didn't dawn on me to leave it in the car (drove myself there).

Doc didn't even bat an eye when I removed my shirt and there it was. The rad. tech didn't bat an eye (and he said that I didn't need to remove it because it wasn't in the way of the X-Ray), and the nurse that took my vitals, etc.. didn't even notice it I think.

And this is in a very liberal town.

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I was wearing a sportcoat at church covering a new nylon, velcro topped spare mag pouch clipped on my belt, left side. After the service it was pouring rain. My brother and I both ran out the door to get the cars for the rest of the family. I never noticed while I was running to the parking lot that the nylon pouch had slipped up off the metal clip and fell off. When I got back to the door to pick up the wife and kid. She was holding my spare mag pouch:icon_neutral:
A lady going to her car saw it on the pavement and brought it back to the door saying someone dropped this, thought it was a cell phone. Luckily my wife and mom knew what it was and got it for me, and that mag pouch is no longer used LOL.
 

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Don't get me wrong here, but I don't think I'd carry a mag in my pocket. Call me a neat freak, but the idea of pocket lint working its way into my magazine and HP's sounds like a recipe for failures to me.

As for being spotted, it's only happened once. It was over memorial day weekend last weekend. I was at a very old buddies barbecue with a bunch of close friends and his family. Pretty much everyone there knew I carried and those that did'nt would'nt be surprised or care if I did (a few of them carry too). Then an old HS classmate of my buddy and girlfriend showed up. We were all chewing the fat on the porch with me and my girlfriend swinging on the porch-swing. Apparently my shirt rode up enough to expose enough of the holster for her to say "what's that?".
I began looking for what she was talking about when she said "under your shirt.". I responded "oh, my hand cannon?" without thinking, and then observed the mortified look on her face. About then everybody started laughing and poking fun at her. She seemed very embarassed about the matter. I thought it was kinda funny.
 

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Elk all i will say is go jog to the end of the block and back without adjusting your firearm carrying that way , or go out in the yard and really play with the dog , then order a good steel clip holster to just clip on whateaver pants ( don hume makes a good one as do others ) LOL
 

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Thanks Red,
I'm actually looking for a clip on holster now that it is getting hot.
And, yah it fell down my pants leg a few days ago while doing some landscaping in the back yard. LOL

Ever find yourself in a place having to get creative trying to stay CCW?
 

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I had to go to the courthouse - ironically, to go the the Sheriff's office to get a minor correction made on my CCW. Had to leave my .38 in the car but when I got to the courthouse door, I saw the sign saying No Cell Phones (since 9/11). Went back to the car to leave the cell phone, and as I walked up to the metal detector again, I realized I had some ammo for my .25 BUG in my purse (I had left the .25 at the gunsmiths a few weeks ago and had emptied the ammo into one of the outside pockets on my purse.)

Whoops. I did an about-face, mumbled something about my cell phone, and went back to the car again.
 

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Me and some friends where all out for the evening. One of the guys reminded us that we all had a uniform inspection the next morning and needed to get haircuts for the inspection. So my turn comes up and I hop into the chair and the next thing I know the barbers asking me to take my jacket off. I had to do some quick thinking because I was wearing a M9 in a shoulder holster. I managed to slide out of the holster as I was taking off the jacket without anyone noticing. Was the last time I wore a shoulder holster.
 

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the only place i go with out my weapon is work as my job in the military doesnt require one all the time. with that being said i need to get some dental work done(fillings) and i was driving my girlfriends car because it gets a lot better mileage than my junker jeep. so i had my gun (xd 40 service) and a mag carrier with two full clips on it.
As i wont leave a gun in any car i went in with all that and luck would have it they wanted me to remove all metallic objects before they x rayed me. i must be a lucky guy because the dentist was a 26 year retired Airforce officer. when they told me i need to remove all metallic i asked the girl to get the dock for me and i explained to him what i had on my person and why i wouldnt leave it in the car. He said thats fine, just put all the mags on the table and clear the weapon(i carry with one in the chamber) so that no ammo was being x rayed and told me to keep my piece on my person. I did the x rays happened i rearmed he drilled on my face a little we talked about the Air Force and a little about guns and the current state of affairs and he told me i could carry anytime i came to his office unless i was going to be put under for some reason.

i guess unless its illegal carry... if it is illegal carry a force multiplier of some sort. and if its truly concealed dont worry about it. good luck in future experiences and if you get found out some time in the future just say your with the CCF (combat carry forum) most people will not ask any questions but spend the rest of the time trying to figure out what the hell that is.
 

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"good luck in future experiences and if you get found out some time in the future just say your with the CCF (combat carry forum) most people will not ask any questions but spend the rest of the time trying to figure out what the hell that is."



That's Great! I'll have to remember that one.
 

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A few months ago my wife had to go in for an MRI. As always I was carrying, at that time a Delta Elite. Before going into the office I locked the pistol in the car. The girl in the office told me to go in a little room and empty my pockets. They had a locking closet of sorts to secure the stuff. What I did do was forget a full magazine of 10MM in my back pocket. I was standing beside my wife when the machine was turned on. Suddenly my back pocket was trying to pull my 140 lb. carcass into the side of the machine. I'm glad I left the gun in the car. Thaat was a big magnet.
 

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Old Navy theft deterrent system

I had gone into the Old Navy with my wife some time ago and the theft deterrent system went off when I walked in the door. I had my PPK in the inside chest pocket of my thick leather jacket (best carry method I have in winter, works great in my line of work). I made eye contact with at least one person at the registers so they could recognize who it was that set the thing off walking IN the door.:hand1:

All I could think about the rest of the time was what was going to happen when I walked OUT the door, and how I would respond if it went off. I also keep my wife in the dark about when and where I'm carrying, as she's Japanese and I'm still indoctrinating her into the firearms loving fold. (I recently had a great breakthrough during a dinner table discussion. She answered all of my "Why carry?" questions correctly!):banana: :king: :congrats:

So we walk through the system, and it goes off. I look around and make eye contact with a cashier, gave her a quizzical-turning-to-annoyed look:mad:, then walked out the door. I half expected someone to come after me, but alas, no one showed.

I am so used to carrying, at some points I do get worried if I forget to disarm when I think I should!:redface:
 

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If that would have happened here in NC you would have probably been searched or in a squad car. Anyway good luck on job.
 

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I had a similar experience. My brother and I had just returned home from college for the summer and had to pee in a cup before we could go back to work for the commercial contractor we had worked for the summer before. We decided to go shooting that morning and to stop by the lab on the way home. Unthinkingly, i still have 15-20 .22 rounds in my pocket when I go in to pee. The nurse didn't seem to think too much of it when I dropped them and a folder and a 10/22 magazine into the dish. One of the perks of living in ND I suppose.

All the best,


Joe
 
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