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Do you feel "The 21 Things" when you conceal carry?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Navman, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    For most of that yeah. Not to mention when I CC or OC my woman does in fact feel safer.
    She often doesn't bring hers and I get on her case.. But long story short, most of the folks who know me who don't carry, or perhaps forgot to carry generally admit (unprovoked) that they do feel much safer knowing there is someone with them who has the means to defend them and others in the room/area.
     
  3. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    19. Your awareness of your surroundings is 100x higher than it was before you started carrying concealed.

    I am preparing my wife to CC for this reason.

    I OC'd my .357 while the kids Trick or treated last night, My costume was Rick Grimes From the "Walking Dead" Who Carries a 6" Stainless Colt Python with wood grips in a Black Drop holster. No one criticized the authenticity of my costume, in spite of the fact that I was carrying a 686 Plus with Hogue Grips in a tactical holster.

    My wife and two other moms from the neighborhood were with us, both expressed that they felt safer being with us. The boys around the neighborhood would ask if it was real, the majority of them responded with a COOOOOOL!!! or something to that effect, when I told them it was. I felt like a good Pro 2A ambassador, to the next generation. No one gave me so much as a sideways look all night.
     
  4. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    That is exactly what I'd do if I went trick/treating with my kids (when I have them).
     
  5. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Same here except different costume. Swat riot gear borrowed from a friend with a M&P 40 in a tactical holster. I like the cowboy style with the .357 though. Next year I may just be a Cowboy with a sp101 at my side. I have some vintage holsters. Had my kids, wife and 3 of my wifes friends with their kids who all said the same about feeling more comfortable this year with me as I was.
     
  6. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Sounds like Tactical Teddy was bored.

    Most of the list is horse pucky.
     
  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I don't think 17 (the clock) has happened to me while CC but I laughed just the same.
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I do partially agree with you..
    I was thinking about this today.. And most of the paranoia about someone seeing their CC is pure secret shame talk. I could care less. But the other parts IMO have some merit.
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    #20.
    :winkkiss:
     
  10. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I don't know, I'm fairly new to CC and don't/can't carry as much as I'd like to. I thought the list was pretty good, maybe when I've been carrying as long as ol' Jammer up there I'll think it's "Horse Pucky" too.

    "Awkward Hugs" LOL

    Mike
     
  11. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    'Awkward hugs'!

    My GF will run her hand down my right side when she gives me a hug as I'm headed out the door. She always says 'be safe' if I ride the bike to work or head out to go play with the lads. I guess this is one more check to make sure that i'm taking care of myself!

    I can't say I've had to adjust my hug pattern for anyone else...not that I am allowed to hug anyone else...of course.

    Some of those 21 made me chuckle.....
     
  12. jp1985

    jp1985 Linn County, Oregon Active Member

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    #14 :thumbup:
     
  13. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    13. You don’t reach too high

    Last spring my Wife and I went to the plant show at Canby fair grounds when a vendor was having trouble getting a hanging plant up.

    I walked over and made the stretch, then asked my Wife did I just?...

    She said "yes, but nobody seemed to care" :bannanaguitar:

    Good times..
     
  14. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Many of the items on this list seem to be compiled by someone new to ccw and spends waaaay too much time thinking (obsessing) about it. I have been carrying for years. I long ago stopped caring if someone sees me print accidentally. I carry IWB as a rule, with a covering garment, so 99% of the time its invisible.

    As far as I am concerned, I am exercising my God given right while protecting my family. Thats plenty enough to think (obsess about).
     
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  15. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    An eye opener was watching a friend open carry.

    Out of any ten people, only three noticed. Out of those three, only one cared, and she didn't know what to do.
     
  16. Old as Dirt

    Old as Dirt Pacific NW Active Member

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    OC'd in a 7-11 for coffee.. gal at the register asked if it was real(9mm shield /phobus paddle holster).. I just responded "yes" and she asked if it was for hunting.. I smiled and said "no dear.. it's for personal protection to keep my family safe" and I walked out the door.. :cool:
     
  17. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    When my daughter was 8 years old she would ask if I had my G...U... N... with me when we went out. For some reason she would spell gun out instead of just saying gun. Now that she is 21 she doesn't talk to me unless she needs something.
     
  18. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sigh
     
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    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I am always amazed at the lack of situational awareness. A guy was OC-ing at Home Depot and as a watched with a smile, no one even noticed.

    I while back I was sitting in the lobby of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone holding an Osprey and only one guy noticed. The bird almost bit one lady as she walked by, but she didn't even notice.
     
  20. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    20. If you’re awake, you’re carrying concealed!

    After a few years its all normal...