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CC @ Timbers Game

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Xader, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    Hey folks,
    Looks like I scored some last minute free tickets to tonight's Timber game.

    I know the field has a policy against firearms, so making the assumption of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy and compliance if asked to leave:

    Does anyone know if Providence Field operates metal detectors/wands for Timbers games?

    Hope someone with an answer comes along before then!
     
  2. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    I have gone to Timbers games and always CC and never had an issue. No metal detectors.
     
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  3. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    Great to hear. Thanks!

    After all the hoopla when they tried to start wanding at the Sounders games, I figured it would be okay, but I wanted to be sure.
     
  4. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need one of those invisible Glocks. ;)
     
  5. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    Yeah but I hear they cost a whole month's pay. [emoji6]
     
  6. beavertonbuck

    beavertonbuck Beaverton Active Member

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    Maybe not Xander. I got wanted with my Glock 17 and it didn't detect anything. Though I am not sure that she even turned it on.
     
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  7. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    Was that at a Timbers game?

    I went to a Seahawks games last year where I got wanded, and the giant steel buckle on my Wilderness belt didn't set it off .

    Pretty sure that one wasn't on either.
     
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  8. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    First off the person using the wand needs to be smarter than it:D Oh this thing has a on button:s0140:
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Pretty well sucks they threw out the baseball team for that there soccer shenanigans. lame
     
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  10. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    I dunno. The Timbers are (now) a pretty danged successful franchise. They definitely fill seats.

    Anyhoo, just so everyone knows, security is pretty lax, with cursory bag checks at most.

    Fairly heavy police presence, though.
     
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  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I understand but don't cotton to no achooiy oil. anyway
     
  12. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    Dude, I have no idea what you just said. Lol
     
  13. Cremator75

    Cremator75 Portland, OR Active Member

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    The last time I went to a Timbers game they were wanding and looking in purses, but just spreading open the main compartment. I put my CC in a side pocket of my wife's purse and she went right threw. Went into the bathroom stall and put it back on my person.
     
  14. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    Like I said, no wands tonight, but that was exactly what I was seeing with purses/bags.
     
  15. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Easy ways to fool a wand/metal detectors at a sporting event:

    1. The fake knee brace. If you have or can borrow one of the heavy-duty full sized knee braces with metal hardware, it should be pretty easy to slip a compact single-stack semi inside of it. A back, elbow or ankle brace would also work. The gun will still set the detector off, but at a place like the Moda center (formerly known as the Rose Garden) with a big line of people waiting behind you they will assume the brace is at fault and they aren't going to make you take the whole thing off.

    2. The fake insulin pump. If you use or have access to one, just clip it to your belt and carry your gun IWB directly underneath it. Its a medical device, by law they have to let you bring it in, and they aren't going to make you unplug it and take it off in order to satisfy the detector. Remember you are dealing with a ticket-taker, not a trained professional security expert. They don't want any confrontations and they will accept what looks like a reasonable explanation without asking too many questions.

    3. The glucose meter. My wife is diabetic and she has a little kit in a zippered pouch that holds her glucose meter as well as a couple of insulin syringes, extra test strips etc. With a bit of tailoring or a few extra strips of Velcro it would be pretty easy to make a false bottom in it that can hide an airweight J-frame or a LCP/3AT/S&W Bodyguard sized pistol. They are sensitive enough about not discriminating against persons with medical issues or disabilities that they wont give a glucose meter any more than a cursory examination.

    4. The bra holster. Flashbang makes a bra holster for women that can easily conceal a compact pistol. It will still set the wand off, but your wife/girlfriend can tell them that her bra has a metal underwire and start acting embarrassed and angry if they ask any questions about it or want to spend too much time wanding her chest area down in front of hundreds of other people. She could also show them a glucose meter and claim to be wearing an insulin pump in her bra which they are almost certain to take her word for rather than risking a lawsuit for discrimination or sexual harassment.

    5. The binoculars case. Bring a pair of binoculars in a case with a false bottom or hidden pouch that conceals a small pistol. Set it on the table, walk thru the detector or wanding area, and let them peek inside. They aren't going to make you take the binoculars out or waste time digging around in the bottom of the case.

    There are probably other ways; if you think of one post it here. Remember that they are trying to get people thru the line as fast as possible, and from what I have seen the whole exercise is mostly for show anyway.
     
  16. Xader

    Xader Columbia Gorge, Oregon Member

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    6. Compact clipped low behind the belt buckle (the bigger and more metallic the buckle, the better). A good gut helps hide the iwb clip ;)
     
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  17. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    7. Have a steel plate inserted into your head. If you are willing to waste time watching a soccer game this might be a good move anyway.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    At least the Mayans would kill all the losers in their odd little game of running about.
     
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    BLU HWY Portland Member

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  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    For reals.. after that one a hole bit that other a hole, he feigned he was hurt.. classico tardation.

    soccer-world-m39-ita-uru.jpg

    Oh, and no wonder you got bit.. yo momma set out mismatched shoes for you that morning.