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Concealed Carry at Doctor/Dental Appointment

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by teb, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    Looking for opinions on CC to these types of appointments.
    I would like to avoid leaving my firearm in the car.
    All I have is a G19 with a Hybrid IWB holster, so that's my only option.

    Take the risk of them seeing it and possibly asking me to leave, or lock it up in the car?
     
  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Find health care providers that support the 2A. if they ask you to leave, find another.
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If your going to have any kind of mind altering drugs administered then I'd recommend against it.

    Otherwise wear a big coat and call it good?
     
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  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    There should not be any issues conceal carrying at the dentist. If the dentist is feeling around your waist you need to see a different dentist... or give her/him a big tip.

    For seeing the doc, I'd get a small pocket pistol like a glock 43 in a pocket holster. I hardly ever need to examine the front pocket area and if I did I'd have you change first. So your firearm stays in your pants and no one will know.

    You could bring a spouse and have them hold on to it. pocket holster and have it go into a coat or backpack.

    Or just carry and see what happens. Worst case is they ask you to leave or ask you to leave it in the car.
     
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  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Your safety is more important than PC. Just be somewhat discreet. Unless there is a "Gun Fee Zone" sign they can't make you leave and shouldn't refuse service. MY wife is a RN and Team Leader at Kaiser and although they ask employees not to carry weapons (not even knives) they say nothing to patients (many of whom carry). We both carry into all Kaiser clinics and Hospitals and don't go out of our way to "hide" it.
     
  6. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    All good replies.
    I'll conceal carry like I normally do.
    Take my business elsewhere if for some reason they spot it and ask me to leave.
     
  7. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I cannot believe any of the healthcare places I frequent would be concerned with carry. They wouldn't know anyway.

    But...The doctors office is a place where I do leave my gun in the car, my wifes purse, or at home, if I'm expecting to disrobe, just cuz there's no place to put the gun.

    If I'm getting an X-Ray, I don't want to leave my gun in the dressing room that's covered only by a curtain, and I sure don't wanna carry my gun into the X-Ray room, wearing only a hospital gown.

    I carry pretty much everywhere, but sometimes I've just gotta do what is prudent.

    As a side story...A while back I met a guy in a parking lot to do an ammo deal. The guy I met was my eye doctor!:D Before that, I never would have thought this was a fun guy.

    WAYNO.
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's a very small world;)
     
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  9. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    I know a good 2A dentist in downtown Portland. We chat about firearms and sports when I am there. Send me a PM if you want his name.
     
  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If I know I don't have to strip down (such as at the dentist), then I just carry as usual. If there is a chance I have to strip down, I put my gun into a 5.11 Tactical Single Pistol Case. It's innocuous enough that no one gives it a second glance - I think they just assume it's a holder for an iPad (about the same size as one) or contains business stuff like cards, notebook, etc. If I have to be separated from my gun, then it goes into a locked box in my car - but that is very rare.

    Here is the 5.11 Tactical case I use - inside:

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    And closed....

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  11. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, I carry at the dentist but put it in a lock box in my truck for the doctor. Simple enough to do. Ya never know if you're going to need to draw down on them dentist types.
     
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  12. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well they have needles and drills in your mouth while pinnin your head to the chair so I would say your about as vulnerable as it gets sitting there...

    I have no problem with tattoos but I am terrified of dentists, like happy gas or I won't stay terrified.:oops:
     
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  13. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I went down to do a CDL physical. I always carry. I was expecting to disrobe but that didn't happen this time. (Gun and clothes would have never left my reach or eye sight) Doc ended up finding my gun. Nothing was said but my appointment abruptly ended. I walked out with my new medical card......
     
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  14. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Doc says "put on this smock" then steps out for a moment.
    Drop trou with hardware, cover it with shirt. No biggie:)
     
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  15. teb

    teb Kalama, WA Active Member

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    I think this pertains to the thread.

     
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    Surf Rat New Member

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    I always take along a small canvas book bag/briefcase type thing that I can toss my piece in along with a book to read while waiting for the doctor. For the dentist; no change in carry.
     
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  17. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Coat with a large pocket. I placed the coat under my leg while they did some work.
     
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  18. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    On all the entrances to Kaiser facilities I have been to I have seen signs barring weapons, guns included.
     
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  19. nammac

    nammac I-5 Corridor - West of Portland Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Are there metal detectors? If not, concealed means just that, concealed...
     
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  20. drstrangelove

    drstrangelove Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I see about 5 CC's per year during physicals. Doesn't bother me a bit. Fun topic of conversation... Carry, reloading, hunting. It's all good. I am a 2A MD ;)
     
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